SB Connect Winter 2016

Leaflet warns of water risks

A new leaflet on water safety – the Water Safety Code – was circulated to 10-15 year olds in advance of the summer holidays.

About 40 children drown each year in the UK. The most at-risk groups are toddlers in garden pools, and 10-15 year olds getting into difficulties in open waters such as rivers, lochs, quarries and the sea.

The leaflet was produced by the Scottish Borders Joint Community Safety Panel.

 

For more information, call 01835 825058.