Sharjah Is Warning Against The Risk Of Children Falling From Balconies And Windows

Farah Makhlouf

After a few fatal accidents where children fell from balconies and windows, the Child Safety Department (CSD) launched an initiative as part of the ‘Their Safety First’ summer campaign in collaboration with the Sharjah Civil Defence, Sharjah Police, Sharjah Prevention and Safety Authority, and Sharjah City Municipality.

The CSD has conducted field visits to residential buildings across Sharjah to warn families about the risks of children falling from balconies and windows

Flyers have been placed in elevators and lobbies of buildings to alert parents of a few safety protocols they should follow:

  1. Avoid leaving children without supervision within the household or on the balcony.
  2. Seek authorisation from relevant authorities to instal transparent acrylic barriers on the balcony.
  3. Firmly close balcony doors and only allow them to be opened when necessary.
  4. Use appropriate safety locks for windows and balcony entry points.

Over the past few years, incidents involving children falling from balconies and windows have made headlines in the Sharjah media. These incidents usually involve young children being left alone or unsupervised at home. This initiative is aimed to highlight the risks of not supervising children at home and educate parents on the best practices to avoid this.


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