17 Jun

Drowning Prevention Week 2024 runs from Saturday 15th to Saturday 22nd June

Drowning Prevention Week (DPW) is one of the largest summer water safety campaigns across
the UK and Ireland.
DPW is the Royal Life Saving Society UK’s biggest campaign of the year, targeting families,
carers, teachers and instructors of children aged five to fifteen years old with the aim of educating
them about water safety.
No child should drown, and with the right water safety education – such as knowledge of the Water
Safety Code – accidental drownings are preventable. Drowning Prevention Week is deliberately
timed ahead of the school summer holidays when children spend more time outdoors and when
vital water safety skills can help keep children safe.
Please help us to spread the word this year and encourage everyone to have the water safety
conversation with children. DPW is critical in raising awareness and encouraging the public to
enjoy water safely.

CDRT Newsletter – Drowning Prevention Week