Safety in the Home

The Safety in the Home service is provided by Yorkshire Children’s Centre who are a proud partner of the Thriving Kirklees Partnership

About the Service

The aim of this service is to reduce the risk and prevent childhood accidents in the home by supplying and fitting home safety equipment into the property of eligible families.

This can include safety gates, fire guards, bathmats, cupboard locks, corner cushions and cord winders.

We focus on the TOP 5 most common childhood accidents that occur in the home such as, slips, trips and falls, burns and scalds, poisoning, fire and strangulation. Our fitters provide families with information & advice on how to reduce these risks.

As part of this service, YCC are also working in partnership with West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue service to ensure every eligible family also receives a free home fire safety check, which can result in new smoke detectors being fitted.

Eligibilty Criteria

To access this support families must live in Kirkless and have a child under 2 years old.

Families must also be on low income or in receipt of benefits.

Please see full list of benefits below:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Support and Allowance
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Disability Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Universal Credit
  • Child In Need Plan
  • Child Protection Plan


How to apply

A referral is required to access this service. This can be completed by the family themselves or a professional.

This service, including any equipment and installation, is completely free of charge for all referred families.

You can make a referral by filling in this form and emailing it back to or alternatively you can complete a telephone referral by calling Yorkshire Children’s Centre’s Thriving Kirklees Service Support team on: 01484 415465.


If you have any questions about this service, please feel free to check out the FAQ page, or contact us using the below information.

Thriving Kirklees Service Support

Office tel: 01484 415465

Mobile tel: 07849398807