Jenny Hope and Steve Doughty
Mail Online
May 17, 2010

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Parents of children under five are to get home checks to ensure they are keeping their children safe from harm.

Inspectors will check whether parents have fitted smoke alarms, stair gates, locks on medicine cupboards, windows and ovens, and temperature controls to stop bath water getting too hot.

Recommendations for home health and safety inspections have been drawn up on the instructions of the Department of Health in a bid to prevent unintentional injuries among under 15s in the home.

More than two million children and young people visit accident and emergency departments with such injuries each year, says the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) which has developed them.

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