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Mumsnet campaign

We’ve teamed up with parenting blog Mumsnet to share our #poolsafety messages in the run up to the October half term holiday. Our...

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Pre-school children most at risk if holidaying parents treat lifeguards as babysitters not Baywatch

• Over 5,000 pre-school children will be left in the care of a lifeguard over the next six weeks1 as one in eight...

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Safer Tourism Foundation calls for the Egyptian authorities to give John and Susan Cooper’s family the answers they are looking for

Katherine Atkinson, CEO of the Safer Tourism Foundation (STF), a charity dedicated to preventing accidents, injury and illness for Brits travelling abroad, commented:...

Personal stories

Pool tragedy for US toddler – mother turns her grief into action to wipe out drowning, the leading cause of deaths in US under-fives.

‘Levi’s Legacy’: My son drowned, here’s how I’m turning my anger and grief into action Nicole Hughes After Nicole Hughes’ son, Levi, drowned...


Safer Tourism Foundation reveals extent of unnecessary deaths and accidents in holiday swimming pools and calls for action to avoid more tragedies this summer

25 Drownings in holiday pools each year* 500 serious pool related incidents each year** 1 in 12 (8%) holiday makers have witnessed a...

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Safer Tourism Foundation calls for owners of Eden Roc Apartments in Magaluf to make immediate safety Improvements or face a boycott by British holiday companies

Three British tourists killed this year at same apartment block, two on a lethal walkway Charity says no organisation with a conscience can...