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One of our main aims is to raise the awareness of the incidence and causes of burn and scald injury in the UK. By working with other charities, community groups and Government we are highlighting the dangers, helping to reduce the number of burns and scalds happening to children


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We are involved in numerous prevention campaigns in order to reduce the number of children being burnt and scalded in the UK. Please share our campaigns to help raise even more awareness.
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First Aid

Good first aid following a burn or scald can make an enormous difference in recovery times and the severity of scarring. Two important things to remember are STOP, DROP, ROLL and COOL, CALL, COVER.
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Learning zone

The Learning Zone gives you free and easy access to a wide variety of online resources, e-learning programmes, professional development tools and information to prevent burns and scalds happening to children.
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2022 burns data infographic

Burns and scalds infographic

Our infographics show the number of burns and scalds that happened to children each month, broken down by age and geographical location. It also highlights the top sources of burns and the places in and around the home burns and scalds occur.
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Hot drinks

30 babies and toddlers go to hospital with a hot drink burn every day and hot drinks also cause 60% of all under 3 paediatric burn attendances to Accident & Emergency Departments. These figures are even more disturbing when the vast majority of these accidents are entirely preventable by simply keeping hot drinks out of reach.
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Reaching for a saucepan handle can be tempting – turning the handles away from the edge of the counter or cooker and using the back rings keeps them out of reach of little hands.
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Kettle cords are a temptation, but if you push the cord to the back of the worktop, or use a kettle with a short or curly flex, you will be able to keep them out of reach.
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Hair Straighteners

As much as 40 minutes after being unplugged, hair straighteners can still severely burn and permanently scar a child’s delicate skin. After use, switch off and unplug hair straighteners, then put them away to cool down out of reach and sight of children.
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Pipes, radiators and towel rails are all common causes of burns and scalds. Cover any low-level hot pipes with insulating material if you can, in case children fall against or touch them.
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It is predicted that this year 500 children and their families will join the growing number of people who will remember bonfire night for the wrong reasons. They will have been injured as a result of an accident with fireworks.
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How you can help

Donate to us

We don't receive any government funding to run our awareness campaigns. Any donation, big or small would help us raise vital awareness, preventing burns to children happening

Fundraise for us

Could you or your local community organise a fundraiser for us? No amount is too small and you can be sure the money you raise will go directly to help where it is most needed

Corporate sponsorship

There are many ways your organisation can get involved and support us. If you’re an organisation and would like to support the charity please download our Corporate Support Pack

A burn injury is for life

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