What You Need to Know

Your child has the right to be safe and happy no matter what their age is. Personal safety encompasses many different aspects, be it at home, outside, on the street with, or without your presence. Every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.

Many preventable accidents happen in the home or in the garden.

Many children are injured or killed on our roads, children can be abducted in various situations and children of all ages can suffer from all forms of abuse, verbal, physical and sexual across the country.

Your child’s safety can become compromised by a host of different people or different situations - a stranger in the street, a trusted adult in the community, a school friend, a relative, or even a family member. Therefore, it is vitally important that as a parent, you continuously talk to them about personal safety and what they should do if they ever feel unsafe.