It’s National Burn Awareness Day on the 16th October. Children’s Burns Trust works alongside the British Burn Association to raise awareness and grow the momentum of National Burn Awareness Day each year.

A hot drink can still scald a small child up to 15 minutes after being poured and over 50% of children admitted to hospital have been burnt by hot drinks. These shocking statistics show the importance of increasing awareness of the dangers of scalding to young children. Our Under 5’s Resource Pack has proved extremely successful and has helped many nurseries and children’s centres to highlight these dangers to parents and carers and to introduce a Hot Drinks Policy. You can access this and other useful resources at –

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