Parents can now view the latest insights and resources on child safety from a new “public friendly” document from the Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) for North East London.
The document includes “Messages and learning from Child Death Overview Panels between April 2022 – September 2022” and has useful information on many topics such as sudden unexpected death in Infants (SUDI).
Care Group Health Visitor Kat Sturgeon previously shared the following advice to prevent SUDI: “I want to help families in keeping their babies safe and healthy. Following the Safer Sleep advice is essential to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death (SIDS).
“The safest place for a baby to sleep is in their own clear, flat, separate sleep space, such as a cot or Moses basket.”
There is also information on Sepsis, which is a life-threatening reaction to an infection. This happens when an immune system overreacts to an infection and starts to damage your body’s own tissues and organs. This can be hard to spot in babies. Some symptoms include being unable to pee, constant vomiting, swelling or pain around a cut or wound.
Further, parents can find guidance on window safety. Every day, sadly, a child below the age of five is admitted to hospital after falling from an open window or balcony.
To read the insights from CDOP click the link below to view the document.