What We Offer

COVID-19 UPDATE

Safe at Home have adapted their services due to COVID-19 and certain restrictions are in place.

Safe at Home have suspended all HOME VISITS for the foreseeable future to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus but we ARE still offering HOME SAFETY ADVICE AND EQUIPMENT and encourage families to APPLY ONLINE or call us for further details of how our service is operating.

                                                             SERVICES  CURRENTLY  AVAILABLE:

  • Telephone Helpline for families with children of all ages – Call us on 0755 3348 485
    Telephone helpline for parents with children of all ages available from Monday to Friday, between 10 to 4pm. This allows parents the opportunity to have an informal chat with our child safety expert about any concerns they may have about home safety for their child..
  • Telephone Home Safety Assessments and Child Safety Equipment for 0-5’s – Apply Online if you are a LUTON RESIDENT           During COVID-19 we ARE still taking applications and encourage families to apply online via our website and we shall contact you to discuss and book a TELEPHONE ASSESSMENT  once your application has been submitted.  The Telephone Assessment will be carried out by one of our trained safety advisors who will talk through a room-by-room safety questionnaire over the phone covering each area of the home and the advisor will provide FREE child safety advice to help reduce the risk of accidental injury to under 5’s.  A copy of the completed questionnaire will be emailed to the parent, enabling parent to make the recommended changes within the home environment.   Low-income  household may be entitled to free equipment and this will be discussed at time of booking including current delivery and installation regulations. – Use the APPLY ONLINE tab on this website.
  • KEEPING BABY SAFE ADVICE SESSION – suitable for Parents-to-Be and New Parents –  Email us
    For families living in Luton who are expecting a baby in 2020/2021 we are offering a VIRTUAL ONLINE ZOOM SESSION or a 1-1 Telephone Consultation in place of the face-to-face workshop to share and talk through vital information with parents-to-be and new parents.                                                                          See our Events Page for further information or Email us at Safeathome@luton.gov.uk
  • Please Stay Safe

FREE Home Safety Check

All Parents living in Luton with children under five can have a free home safety risk assessment where our qualified home safety advisor will contact you to arrange an appointment to visit you at home.  The visit takes between 1-2 hours and we  provide friendly advice & tips on reducing the risk of accidents in the home that will help you to keep your child and family safe.  97% of families reported that they felt their home was safer following their home safety visit.

The home visit includes a fire safety check with advice from Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service.

If you are over 34 weeks pregnant or already have a child/ren under the age of 5 years you can apply here.

Child Safety Equipment

Low income families living in Luton can apply for free equipment as detailed below (terms & conditions apply).  Families in Luton who are not eligible for free equipment can enquire with us about how to purchase the equipment from us by clicking here.

Multidan Safety Gates

Prevents falls on stairs or restrict access to dangerous areas.

This gate offers a full width opening, and adjusts during assembly  from 62.5cm to 106.8cm. Installed height is 72.5cm. It has no trip bar, and can be restricted to one way opening if required, making it ideal for use at the top of the stairs. The fixings and hinges need securing to the wall or door frame and plasterboard walls will require a fixing baton on the wall. Recommended for children up to the age of 24 months and gate must be kept closed after each use.

Conforms to BS EN1930:2011

Extending Fireguard

Prevents burns from fires and hot appliances.

A self-extending wire mesh fireguard, covering hearths from 94 to 174cm. The guard comes in 2 halves and is clamped together using clamping plates and captive nuts. Finish – Black. Comes complete with plugs and fixings for a basic plasterboard wall. Fireguard must be secured to the wall.

Conforms to BS8423:2010

Pivot Hinge Window Restrictor

Prevents child falling out of a high window.

A versatile restrictor, being suitable for most window styles, including standard side opening, sash and top hinged. Different mounting brackets are supplied, to be used with different window configurations. Can be overcome manually in an emergency, without the use of a key. A child resistant catch allows for fixing at various points to allow window to open for ventilation.  This device is not suitable for fixing to aluminium window frames.

Conforms to BS EN 16281

Pop-It Lock

Prevents child accessing medications, cleaning products, sharp or dangerous utensils etc.

A simple but effective cupboard / drawer lock which works on adjacent doors and drawers only. Each lock has a universal key, which is much more effective at keeping children out of cupboards than traditional finger release catches. Simple screw fixing to the frame inside the cupboard, so it leaves no visible damage to the kitchen units.  Key to be kept out of reach of the child.

Conforms to GPSR (General Product Safety Regulations)

Non-Slip Bath Mat

Prevents slips.

Quality Rubber bath mat, full length for increased safety but can be cut to size if required eg. for shower cubicles. This mat is treated with an antimicrobial additive for mould resistance in use. It should be rinsed after use to avoid soap build up and aid slip resistance. It is made from natural rubber and has integral secure grip suction cups.

Dimensions – 900 x 370mm    Colour – White only

Conforms to BS8445

Corner Cushions Pk 4.

Prevents bumps on sharp corners.

Pack of 4 basic plastic corner protectors for exposed corners of cupboards, tables and chests of drawers. These attach by self adhesive pads.

Conforms to GPSR (General Product Safety Regulations)

Blind Cord Shortners Pk 2.

Prevents strangulation from hanging cords.

Pack of 2 Blind cord winders. These manual winders will allow you to lift and secure your blind cords out of reach of children.

Conforms to GPSR (General Product Safety Regulations)

Hair Straightener Pouch

Prevents burns.

For use with hair straightener/heating tongs.  100% heat protective polyester, with embroidered design and text. Incorporates a mat which provides a protective surface on which to lay the straighteners during use, protecting both hard and soft surfaces from the heat. There is also a pouch with a Velcro closer for immediately stowing the hot device as you finish using it. Device must be switched off and unplugged before being stowed. Place in pouch and stow away immediately.

Conforms to GPSR (General Product Safety Regulations)

*Landlord consent is required in private or rented properties
*Equipment is available for purchase for families who are NOT in receipt of equipment – to find out more Contact Us

Call us on 07553 348485 or click here to contact us

Why you may want to think about child safety equipment in your home:

Child Safety Awareness for Parents

A fun and informative range of sessions and events for parents of young children – these sessions are available locally and include topics such as: Common childhood accidents and how to prevent them, click here to find out more… 

Pregnant or new Parents – Keeping Baby Safe

Preparing for a new arrival means minimising both the risks in your home and also ensuring the nursery products that you are buying for your baby are safe, compliant and used correctly and we know this is not always as easy at it sounds and often parents are confused about what they should or shouldn’t buy.

We offer a Choosing & Using Nursery Equipment workshop specifically designed for pregnant and new parents that will help you to make informed choices for your baby where you will learn to understand what is safe and what may unintentionally be a risk to your baby to click here to find out more…