Borough Insight

Summer - stay safe

With the holidays approaching @SurreyPrepared have gathered together a few simple ways to help young people of all ages stay safe and learn what they can do if they are faced with an emergency situation:

  • Games are a great way for younger children to learn about emergency situations. Take a look at Rescue Run from St John Ambulance or some of the suggestions from the team at 30 Days 30 Ways.
  • Schools and youth groups – check out the Duke of Cornwall Award - which gives young people between the ages of 5 and 18 the opportunity to learn what to do in an emergency situation, such as severe weather, a pandemic or long term powercut
  • Older children can download first aid app from the Red Cross. Invaluable advice and guidance always available on their phone.
  • Help ensure young people choose a sensible spot to splash about. Cooling off in unsafe water such as an old quarry can present unexpected, but very real dangers. The Royal Life Saving Society has great tips on Summer Water Safety.
  • Research conducted by Network Rail and the British Transport Police found that nearly a fifth of young people think it is safe to walk on the railway line if you are careful and leave quickly eg to pick up a lost item such as a football. Ensure those you love know that trespassing, even briefly, could prove fatal.

For more advice about how you can stay safe and be prepared for emergencies visit the Surrey Prepared website. #safewellsummer



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