cuts and grazes

You should always clean the cut or graze and if needed, apply a dressing.

Did You Know?

When applying an ice pack, you should never apply it to the skin directly. You can use a towel or a piece of clothing in between.


Signs a child is choking:

The child is holding their neck

The child's lips start turning blue

The child is having difficulty breathing

What to do if a child is choking:

Tell the child to try coughing

Administer 5 back blows

Administer 5 abdominal thrusts

Repeat from the back blows if needed

Please watch the video below for further clarification

Nose bleeds

What To Do If A Child Has A Nose Bleed:

Stand or sit the child upright.​


Lean the child forward, instructing them to breath through their mouth.​

Pinch the nose just above nostrils for 10 – 15 minutes.​



Place an ice pack on the top of the nose.​



If continues longer than 15 minutes, may need further medical help.

Post Nose Bleed Advice​:

Advise not to pick nose



Advise not to pick scabs

Advise not to blow nose

Please watch this video for further guidance


Water makes up two thirds of our body. It is vital we drink enough fluid to maintain a healthy balance. Many people get dehydrated by not drinking enough fluid or by losing fluids and not replacing them​



Children are sensitive to even a small amount of fluid loss. ​



Make sure you give children water breaks during sessions.​



This is especially important during the warmer months to avoid heat exhaustion.​



Do not let children play in the sun for hours.​

Please watch the video below for further clarification


Signs of an Anaphylaxis Shock

Difficulty breathing

Swelling of tongue or throat



Signs of shock

What to do for an Anaphylaxis Shock

Call 999 immediately

Give ambulance control as much information as possible (if you know what caused the reaction)

May have medication with them like an auto injector and help them use it.

Help them into a comfortable position and monitor them.

A second auto injector can be used if symptoms don't improve or get worse again.


Signs of an Asthma Attack

Difficulty breathing or speaking







Grey-blue tinge to lips, earlobes and nail beds

What to do for an Asthma Attack

Child should know what to do. If they don't or the attack is severe -

Help to use their reliver inhaler - keep them calm

Ask to breathe slowly, and sit them down in a comfortable position

Call emergency services if attack is severe and not improving

Monitor the level of response. IF they become unresponsive, treat like an unresponsive casualty

Please watch this video for further guidance

Recovery position

This is used when a casualty is breathing but unresponsive.

This ensures the casualty does not choke should they vomit.

Keep checking on the casualty, ensuring they are still breathing until paramedics arrive to take over. 

Never leave a casualty alone

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