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Safeguarding Children from Dangerous Dogs

Dog attacks causing child fatalities are, fortunately, very rare in England. However, this issue has recently been highlighted both by the recent death of a child in the family home and by the publication of a Serious Case Review Overview Report. This policy briefing considers, in particular, the findings and recommendations from this Serious Case Review.

The RSPCA have produced their top tips to keeping children safe and dogs happy and a number of useful resources

RSPCA dogs and children infographic

Dogs and children – an infographic created by the RSPCA

Understand how your dog is feeling – learn to recognise important body language signals.

Download RSPCA leaflets and posters:

For more information from the RSPCA visit

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