Scrapes, bruises, breaks and bleeds are part of growing up. However, more serious childhood injuries can be predicted and prevented. So our WHOOPS! Child Safety Service helps you to prevent accidents and incidents that could cause serious injury to children. We do this through two offers to parents and children:

Home Safety Checks - Our WHOOPS! staff can visit you at home and check how safe it is for your child. This includes an expert check of your home to put in place some simple aides to prevent accidents. 

Paediatric (child) first aid course – Our Paediatric (child) first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios with infants and young children, helping you to gain the knowledge and confidence in dealing with most common (but sometimes serious) childhood accidents including choking and burns.

We do offer these services free of charge in some areas, so please contact us to find out if you are eligible.

To find out more use our contact us form or ring 0191 272 7824.

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Mum saves baby’s life thanks to Children North East first aid course

Lauren Poundall and baby Theo

Mum Lauren Poundall was able to save her son Theo’s life when he choked on a button with the skills she learnt on our Whoops! baby and child lifesaving course.    

You could see he was trying to breathe but he couldn’t and he’d started to go blue. So I lay him over my knee and started doing back slaps.

Read Lauren's amazing story