Dog safety for children

Eastle Primary School youngsters taking part in the sessions.
Eastle Primary School youngsters taking part in the sessions.
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Youngsters from a county school have been learning about how to stay safe and enjoy being with dogs.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is helping children in Northumberland to stay safe around dogs through a series of special sessions.

Children at Eastlea Primary School in Cramlington took part in a session recently where they were given information, advice and support on a range of subjects to reduce accidental injuries.

Health improvement practitioner, Janette Wood, said: “As we approach the summer holidays, these sessions are a fun opportunity for children to enjoy being around dogs and learn how to stay safe.

“Last year in Northumberland 17 children attended A&E as a result of injuries they received from dog bites. That is 17 children too many.”

Headteacher Emma Beeston said: “The aim of these sessions is to give children positive messages about dogs in a fun way, to help them to stay safe and enjoy themselves.”