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1 ELFS (Early Learning for Safety) Bradford Safeguarding Children Board Home Safety – Sharing Good Practice 18/2/11

2 Development & history of ELFS Developed in Manchester in 2002 Partnership between health & a local early excellence centre Local demand for & success of IMPS Health and EY education working in partnership with parents and carers to reduce the number and severity of accidental injuries in 3-5 year old children Many changes from then to now!

3 Delivery of ELFS - Options ELFS (Early Learning for Safety) Education/Early Years Staff Use resource bag to work through weekly activities/themes with the children Health/ELFS Trainers Deliver interactive workshops for the children and/or parents/carers if requested Parents/Carers/Children Use Elfie book if provided Try to attend workshop if provided

4 Bradford ELFS Introduce you to the ELFS educational resources: ELFS book bag contains: Resource book Elfie bear Packs (1-6) - rhymes and activities to assist you to work through each weekly theme (different accident/injury that is common to 3- 5 year olds e.g. falls, burns and scalds, etc)

5 Briefly introduce you to the other options (ELFS extras) Parent/carer workshop Children’s workshop Elfie activity book Manchester schools/centres are asked to consider the options and request if they believe These extras would be well utilised by their parents/carers and/or children. Funding, demand and deprivation ranking all influence allocation

6 ELFS – Parent/Carer Workshop

7 Aim: To raise awareness in parents/carers of: Potential Danger Zones in the home Accidental injuries that 3-5 year olds are particularly susceptible to and how these may be prevented National Health Services that can be accessed in the event of ill health or injury Basic life support & first aid

8 Parent/Carer Workshop - Overview A 1.5 hour, basic introduction to home safety and first aid Informal and interactive Consists of: Pointing you in the right direction – Health Services RoSPA Safe At Home scheme DVD (prevention – health education – home safety equipment & best first aid) DRSABC – How to apply to serious bleeding, choking, unconscious casualty (breathing and not breathing)

9 Parent/Carer – Take-away pack Hot liquid zone (prevention of scalds) Cupboard lock (prevention of poisoning) Safe At Home scheme height chart IMPS first aid leaflet NHS Direct leaflet Use of Health Services information GMFR home fire risk assessment

10 ELFS – Children’s Workshops

11 Aim: To develop an awareness & understanding of: People whose job it is to help keep them safe Their responsibilities in regards to their own safety & that of others What is likely to happen if they need to visit hospital following an accidental injury

12 Children’s Workshop - Overview No more than 30 minutes per group Need to be flexible (young children, short attention span, staffing issues, other constraints) 3 activities: 1. People who help to keep us safe and well 2. What’s happened to Elfie bear? 3. Aliah’s visit to the Children’s Emergency Department

13 ELFS – Children’s workshops

14 Elfie activity book Every child or just parents/carers who attend workshop Same themes as school/centre Same/similar activities but no rhymes Home safety, child accident facts and figures, home safety and first aid advice

15 Addressing the Manchester Child Accident Prevention Strategy Priority areas for action in 1 to 4 year olds have been identified as: Scalds from hot drinks & other liquids Burns from hot appliances Falls down stairs & off high beds Accidental poisoning Delivering ELFS allows health and education to work in partnership to address all priority areas with children, parents and carers

16 Further information Contact: Sally Morton (Programme Manager) or Daryl Kane (Project Coordinator) ELFS c/o IMPS Office Department of Emergency Medicine Manchester Royal Infirmary Oxford Road Manchester M13 9WL Tel /8801 or


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