Water Safety

Water safety is important for children of all ages. Drowning is among the leading causes of accidental deaths and claims the lives of more than 50 children every year in the UK. In the last five years, 50% of children aged seven and under who accidentally drowned did so at home. Accidental drownings reflect normal everyday activities, and can happen throughout every stage of life.

It is essential children know about water safety - even very young children can learn how to be safe near water. It is important to have a discussion about water safety with your child/children on a regular basis to ensure they are aware of the dangers and how to safely play in and around the water.

Teach your children the Water Safety Code

Resources for parents and carers

Children are often drawn to open water, particularly during the summer months, this includes places such as the sea, lakes, reservoirs, ponds, canals, rivers, and even paddling pools.

Underestimating the dangers of water can have tragic consequences.

NCL ICB Water Safety Top Tips

Water Safety Code