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The most common place where injuries happen is the home for children and the elderly.
For adults, it’s the workplace. Specifically, the kitchen is the most common room in the house where burn injuries occur and in 2022, burns related to an electric hob were in the top 4 causes of injury.

It is crucial for adults to closely monitor young children around hot cooking surfaces and areas and to keep them out of the kitchen when cooking with hot pans. Always using the back burners on the hob when you can and turning handles away from the edge of the hob are ways we can reduce the number of children who are burned from reaching up to saucepans on the hob.

642 children were admitted to an NHS Burns Service due to injuries related to an electric hob in 2023. This does not include the many more who were treated in A&E departments.

Data from the International Burn Injury Database (iBID)

First Aid for Hot Liquids


Cool the burn with cool running water for 20 minutes and remove all clothing and jewellery (unless it is melted or firmly stuck to the wound).


Call for help for any burn larger than a 50p coin: 999, 111 or local GP for advice.


Cover with cling film or a clean, non-fluffy dressing or cloth. Make sure the patient is kept warm.

Survivor stories

Our inspiring burn survivors help us to highlight the shocking number of burns and scalds which are happening to children everyday. We thank them all for their wonderful support.



children a year are admitted to a specialist burns unit with burns from electric hob


parents and children attended Family Weekends in 2022


members in our private Facebook Group, supporting parents and carers of burn injured children

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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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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The Family Oops and Burns First Aid Ebook

Read the story of The Family Oops who learn all about the main causes of burns and scalds and what the right burns first aid is. By Kristina Stiles, Illustrated by Jill Latter.
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A burn injury is for life

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