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Family safety equipment

Many household accidents can be prevented by putting medicines out of reach, adding cupboard locks to cleaning cupboards and installing suitable safety gates in your home, and the homes of grandparents or other regular carers.

Our Sure Start children's centres provide practical support and advice to help reduce the number of child accidents in the home and keep children safe.

SAFE-buy scheme 

Our SAFE-buy scheme provides affordable safety equipment for expectant families and those caring for children under five.  The equipment is new, of high quality, and sold to you on a non-profit basis, so you can be sure you are getting good products at a good price. Products include:

  • Stair gates (£14/£16)
  • Fire guards (£14)
  • Draw and cupboard catches (£2)
  • Socket covers (£1)
  • Other items - we may offer other items for sale, just ask your local centre for more information.

All you have to do is register with your local children's centre to order your items.  You can pay by cash or cheque.

Find out how to register or how to contact your local children's centre.