Home Safety News

This page contains the latest news updates from the world of home safety in Scotland. Scroll down the page to find updates as we get them! You can send us your own Home Safety news updates for publication on our website and in the monthly Home Safety Scotland pages of the SCSN Safety NETworks newsletter at: hss@scsn.org.uk

RoSPA Home Safety Conference – 28 Feb 2023

The last few years have seen major changes in the ways in which we live, work and use our homes. Many of us are now spending more time there than ever before as boundaries between home, work and leisure become merged. It remains true, however, that although the home for most of us is the most familiar and comfortable place, more people are injured in accidents in their own home than anywhere else. Challenges to the cost of living only adds further uncertainty to the mix as we seek to heat, light, cook and live more economically.

The RoSPA 2023 Home Safety Webinar will look at a range of activities aimed at better informing us on how we can reduce accidents and stay safe at home. What can we learn from the evaluation of a major home safety equipment scheme? Does it have lessons for how we protect our young families at home today? How is the cost-of-living crisis affecting our capacity to stay safe at home and what can we do about it? Will better data on home accidents from hospitals help us in the fight to reduce accidents and raise awareness? How safe are the products made for our homes and what is being done to make sure that they are as safe as possible?

This webinar will be of interest to anyone who is involved in work to help consumers, families and work colleagues live their lives free from serious accidental injury in the home.

Find out more and book your place here.

SAVE THE DATE! Next Home Safety Scotland Forum announced

The next Home Safety Scotland meeting will be on Wednesday 5th May 13:00 – 15:00. It will be a great opportunity to listen to experts working in the field, network and to share best practice. The following speakers will be attending:

  • Lorraine Gillies, Chief exec at SCSN – Introduction
  • Errol Taylor, CEO at RoSPA – Safety in the built environment from a RoSPA perspective
  • Anna Pearce, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow – Social inequalities in unintentional injury in young children in Scotland (and how to tackle them)
  • Dr Margaret Callaghan, Independent Research and Writer – Explaining new home safety research and Illustrated map.

We are also asking if attendees can provide a 2-3 minute update on work they have been doing around home safety in the past few months.

You can book your place here.

New RoSPA home safety webinar series

Over the next few months, RoSPA will be hosting a series of webinars on making homes safer for young children. The webinar series begins on 8 September 2021, and will be kicked off by Community Safety Minister Ash Denham.

To book your place on the first webinar, click here.