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Save a Baby’s Life course at Leighton Recreation Centre

SAVE a Baby’s Life workshops will be held at Leighton Recreation Centre on Tuesday 24th May 6.30-8.30pm and again on Wednesday 1st June from 10am-12noon.

Places for People will be hosting Save a Baby’s Life workshops at Leighton where trained instructors will cover basic life-saving techniques and provide advice on what to do when a baby stops breathing, or how best to deal with a choking or drowning situation. Using a life-like baby manikin, people will learn how to perform basic CPR and first aid as they would in a real life situation.

Nine out of ten parents don’t know basic first aid skills that could help them to save their child’s life, and only 20 per cent of parents in the UK think that they could resuscitate their child, Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) research shows.

Now, trained volunteers in the South West are offering the Royal Life Saving Society Save A Baby’s Life course to help reduce these figures and give parents and others who care for children in the area the confidence to put emergency lifesaving skills into practice if, in the unlikely event, a baby’s life is threatened.

Keith Brunsden from  RLSS UK said, “It is frightening how many people care for babies and young children every day but would not know what to do if a child stopped breathing. This programme is designed to equip members of the community with the vital skills they would need in order to attempt to save a baby’s life if the emergency occurred.

“The hands-on style of learning we encourage through the workshops means it doesn’t take long to understand the basics, but they are invaluable skills that will stay with people for life.”