Service Spotlight: Safety In The Home

Supporting families in reducing preventable home accidents through education and the provision and installation of home safety equipment.

Each month we take a look into one of the great services offered by YCC. This month, with Home Safety Week also falling into June, now is the perfect time to recap on everything that YCC’s Thriving Kirklees department have to offer, to make your home safe for young children.

The aim of YCC’s Safety in the Home service is to reduce the risk and prevent childhood accidents in the home by supplying and fitting home safety equipment into the property of eligible families.

This can include safety gates, fire guards, bathmats, cupboard locks, corner cushions and cord winders. 

We focus on the TOP 5 most common childhood accidents that occur in the home such as, slips, trips and falls, burns and scalds, poisoning, fire and strangulation. Our fitters provide families with information & advice on how to reduce these risks.

As part of this service, YCC are also working in partnership with West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue service to ensure every eligible family also receives a free home fire safety check, which can result in new smoke detectors being fitted.