child safety


School pupil death: ‘Missed opportunities’ led to fatal minibus incident

Council fined following the death of one pupil and injury to another after they were involved in a collision with the school minibus. Read More

Pokémon Go: a health and safety concern?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you’ll probably have heard of Pokémon Go – Read More

School fined after pupil paralysed in swing collapse

A Hertfordshire school has been fined for safety failings after a pupil suffered permanent paralysis when a swing collapsed. St Read More

Farming family prosecuted after second serious incident involving a toddler

Four members of a Derbyshire farming family have been prosecuted for serious safety failings after a three-year-old boy was injured Read More

Child drowned in inadequately supervised pool

An Essex leisure centre has been ordered to pay more than £190,000 in fines and costs after a child drowned in a swimming pool. Read More

Passing inspector saw child on unsafe scaffold

The HSE is urging construction workers not to take their children on to building sites during school holidays after a 10-year-old boy was spotted on scaffolding in Merseyside. Read More

Gym owner first to be prosecuted under sunbed legislation

A former gym owner has become the first person to be successfully prosecuted under new legislation, which bans children from using sunbeds. Read More

Teenager drowned during “shambolic” army boat trip

A man has pleaded guilty to safety breaches after a teenager drowned when the boat she was travelling in capsized during an Army cadet camp. Read More

Farm families urged to heed child safety messages

The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) has launched its annual campaign to promote child safety on farms. Read More

Young child seriously hurt playing on construction site

An eight-year-old boy suffered serious internal injuries when a stack of roof trusses fell on him while he was playing on an unsecured construction site. Read More



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