Children who are spending time away from adults- on their journey to school, or playing out with friends – need to know what to do if there’s an emergency.
Children need to be able to:
- Identify danger
- Call for help, including knowing how to call 999
- Help someone who’s injured or unwell
The Red Cross “Life. Live it” website contains engaging ways of teaching children about first aid and emergency action. Visit it here.
Here’s a great video from South Central Ambulance Service that shows children how to call 999 for help. It might also lead to an interesting conversation about nan’s phone!
Ask your young people who they would call for help in different scenarios. When would it be best to call 999? Discuss places in the local area where they could go for help (e.g a local school, doctor’s surgery, shop, trusted neighbour, friend’s house).