Bradford home safety event highlights safety scheme costs

Bradford Safeguarding Children Board’s recent event marking the end of their Safe at Home Equipment scheme highlighted the cost of the two-year scheme at £572,520.

Their two-year Safe At Home scheme, fitted an estimated 4,400 sets of home safety equipment. The whole project costs totalled approximately £572,520.

This figure covered the cost of the equipment, its installation and other project costs including training and educational resources.

The event which ran in February 2011 was intended to celebrate the success of the Safe at Home equipment scheme.

The event was aimed at practitioners who had been involved in the scheme to look at ways of moving forward when the scheme ends in March 2011.

Bradford has a much higher death rate and rate of admission to hospital for unintentional injuries to children than the national average (80% and 20% respectively).

During 2004-2005 there were 111.3 admissions for every 100,000 for serious accidental injury relating to hospital admissions for under 4 year-olds.

The Bradford scheme was delivered as part of a multi-agency partnership and was seen as a valuable service for professionals to engage with.

The national Safe at Home scheme was run by RoSPA and funded through the Department for Education.

Updated March 2012