National Burn Awareness Day

19th October 2016

Prevention and good first aid are key to reducing the number of burns and scalds occurring each year, especially in children and the elderly.

Children’s Burns Trust works alongside the British Burn Association to raise awareness and grow the momentum each year, reaching an even wider audience in support of National Burn Awareness Day.

We invite you to set up an awareness activity on 19th October 2016 and to publicise it in your community.  The cumulative impact of targeted activities taking place across the country will, it is hoped :

  • Help to raise awareness of the shocking number of people burned each and every day – the vast majority of which are preventable
  • Promote good first aid

One of last year’s initiatives was the launch of Hotspots House – a great new app, focussing on hot water and the Hot Water Burns Like Fire campaign. This first edition of the game visits Benji’s house and teaches children in a fun-ucational way the seriousness of scalding and burns.

If you would like more information and a copy of our toolkit please email us.

More information on the literature that we produce can be found in our Prevention pages.