Stockton Home Safety Association Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 29th June, 2021
Time:
2.00pm
Place:
Remote meeting via Microsoft Teams
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mrs Ann McCoy(Chairman), Cllr Julia Whitehill(Vice-Chairman), Cllr Ted Strike
Officers:
Andrea Gledhill, (D of CS&T), Rachel Harrison, Sarah Whaley, John Devine (A, D&ES); Claire Evans (AH); Sophie Haste (BMBF).
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Mohammed Javed, Michelle Bendelow
Item Description Decision
Public
SHA
1/21
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
SHA
2/21
DRAFT MINUTES FROM THE STOCKTON HOME SAFETY ASSOCIATION MEETING WHICH WAS HELD 20TH APRIL 2021
 
SHA
3/21
REPORT OF THE TRADING STANDARDS OFFICER
AGREED that: -

1. The report be noted.

2. An item be added to the work programme to discuss a future campaign concerning the dangers of button batteries and magnets.
SHA
4/21
REPORT OF THE HOME SAFETY OFFICER - CHILDREN'S SERVICES
TO INCLUDE A REVIEW OF NATIONAL CHILD SAFETY WEEK

AGREED that the information be noted, and a list of Parish and Town Clerk contact details be compiled, for a future meeting, with a view to potentially asking for their help to promote any future campaigns.
SHA
5/21
REPORT OF THE FIRE OFFICER
TO INCLUDE CLARIFICATION OF WHETHER THE CRUCIAL CREW EVENT WILL BE HELD THIS YEAR.

 
SHA
6/21
REPORT OF THE ONE CALL OFFICER
 
SHA
7/21
REPORT OF THE ADULTS HEALTH OFFICER
AGREED that the information and discussion be noted/actioned as appropriate.
SHA
8/21
FUTURE CAMPAIGN TOPICS TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING
AGREED that the update re future campaigns be noted
SHA
9/21
DRAFT STOCKTON HOME SAFETY WORK PROGRAMME
Agreed:

The Governance Officer would contact Richard Beddard over the availability for a market stall and further discussion of the event be held at a special meeting, in September.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
SHA
1/21
There were no Declarations of Interest recorded.
SHA
2/21
The minutes of the Meeting held on 20th April 2021 were agreed as a correct record.
SHA
3/21
Members were provided with an update from the Trading Standards Officer and noted:-

- the sad death of two-year-old child who had swallowed a button battery leading to cardiac arrhythmia.

- a recent campaign that had been held to raise safety awareness of small powerful magnets in toys, which could cause serious problems, if swallowed.

Members supported work being undertaken to raise awareness of the dangers of button batteries and magnets and where they could be found around the home, such as toys.
SHA
4/21
Members were given a overview of home safety activity being undertaken.

Discussion: -

- Virtual Child Safety week sessions had been delivered covering areas such as falls, burns, poisoning etc.

- Family hub events - where some experiences, from local families, were heard. One local case came from a family whose daughter attempted to dye her hair using coloured crepe paper and hot water, causing her to suffer a significant burn on her shoulder. In another case a mum explained how she used her knowledge, learned from a safety session, to help her daughter, who had been choking.

- A First Aid course advertised in Stockton News, as part of the family safety sessions. Sessions would take place from August. The sessions were promoted in the Market Place magazine, which reached nine thousand homes. It was suggested that Parish and Town may also be able to assist with promotion of this and other campaigns.

- Crucial Crew to be held 16th September virtually, with pre-recorded videos.

- Drop-in Billingham household house check session planned for Billingham households at Clarences.
SHA
5/21
There was no Fire Officer in attendance at the meeting
SHA
6/21
There was no One Call Officer present
SHA
7/21
Members received a report from the Adults’ Health Officer.

The Association was provided with details of the falls service, which helped to support residents, who wished to stay in their own homes. The service provided equipment to help with mobility and day to day tasks. For long term support, a holistic assessment was carried out and support packages provided. There was a steady number of referrals from health services.

Members asked if patients in the hospital were allowed visitors, it was confirmed in the case of patients with a cognitive impairment they were allowed a person to stay with them, in other cases patients were not allowed visitors. Members noted the close working that was undertaken between the Council and North Tees Trust and an update around this could be provided to a future meeting.
SHA
8/21
Discussion was held regarding scams such as the parcel delivery scam and fake tickets. Any scam should be reported to Action Fraud for investigation. The representative from Bright Minds Big Future indicated that they could promote awareness around the scams on their social media platforms.

Discussion was held regarding the promotion of safety, in and around, the garden. For example, identifying unsafe plants in the garden, proper labelling in garden centres and safety associated with children’s garden toys. To help promote garden safety leaflets and social media promotions were often used. and the Council’s Comms Team could assist, if appropriate.

Members were given a brief overview of Bright Minds Big Future and the work it carried out. BMBF was starting a trial of a newsletter, for year sixes, promoting mental health and wellbeing. Members’ attention was drawn to new legislation brought in to protect under 18’s and giving them the right to have videos of them taken off the internet.

BMBF would be contacted with regard to any campaigns it could help promote, in the future.
SHA
9/21
Discussion was held over the proposed Home Safety Association Event, to be held October 2021. There was discussion around where the event would be set up and which services would attend.

It was suggested that there should be an emphasis on;
-Button batteries

-Magnets

-Tick Tok trends.

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