Children can drown in just a few centimetres of water and should be supervised at all times when near any water:
- Never leave babies or children in the bath unsupervised, not even for a minute
- Do not leave uncovered containers of liquid, e.g. a filled mop bucket, around the house
- Store away paddling pools when not being used
- Preferably, fill in garden ponds while children are small. If this is not possible, cover ponds with a rigid grille or fence them off securely. Be careful when your children visit other people’s gardens.