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Learning from child death overview panels

Public Health England (PHE) is alerting parents, carers and health professionals to the dangers of children drowning in baths following a small number of deaths and ‘near misses’ reported by Child Death Overview Panels in London.

Accidental child drowning in baths is a tragic but preventable cause of child injury and death, which remains an issue across the country. In particular, PHE is raising awareness of accidental drowning involving the use of bath seats, which have been implicated in these cases. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) reports that 1 in 3 accidental drowning deaths in young children (2 years or under) involve bath seats.

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