Dog bite incidents have increased across the North West and a number of cases have sadly resulted in fatalities of children and adults.
Merseyside Police have launched a campaign Taking The Lead which aims to reduce the number of dog bit incidents in Merseyside. The campaign promotes responsible dog ownership and safe behaviour from people around dogs by highlighting the practical steps we can all take to keep everyone (including dogs) safe and looked after.
To support the campaign, there are two factsheets that can be shared with families in relation to dogs and child safety provided by Child Accident Prevention Trust.
CLICK below to download factsheets:
Child Safety Around Dogs
Your Dog and Your New Baby