Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, led by McLeod Health, covers 12 counties from the Midlands to the Coast. As a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, we seek to prevent unintentional injuries in children up to age 14. McLeod Safe Kids educates families and caregivers through a series of projects including child passenger safety, wheeled sports and passenger safety, pedestrian safety, burn hazards, water sport safety, gun safety, and more.
If you are interested in having Safe Kids/Pee Dee Coastal participate in your next event, please click the McLeod Safe Kids Request Form button below.
Learn more about the ABC’s of Safe Sleep.
Motor vehicle accidents remain the number one killer of children ages 3 to 12 in the U.S. Our Child Passenger Safety efforts include educating caregivers on proper installation and use of child car seats. We also inform the public about dangers of leaving babies in cars and heatstroke, (Get Heatstroke info – Spanish version)
Bikes cause more childhood injuries than any other consumer product except cars. Download Bike and Wheels Sports Safety to learn measures that can keep your child safe.
Each year, more than 100,000 children age 14 and under experience fire and burn injuries. Hot liquids and steam constitute the leading causes of burn injuries in young children.
Download this form for steps that help prevent burn injuries.
Parents, use these Pedestrian Safety Tips to ensure your children understand the steps to stay safe.
These members of the McLeod Safe Kids Coalition engage with the program to bring safety to our youth:READ MORE
When putting an infant to sleep, make sure they are:
Alone. Not with you in bed or in a chair.
On their Back. Always place your baby on their back when sleeping.
In a Crib. Not in a car seat or on the couch. Remove all loose bedding, blankets, bumper pads, and stuffed animals.