Advice on dangerous dogs
Following a recent review into a child death, advice has been issued around dangerous dogs.
The Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) recently reviewed the death of a child following an attack by a dog which was later determined to be a banned breed. CDOP members involved in the review were unsure what to do should they, or a member of their team, have concerns regarding a dog seen during a home visit. From this, CDOP identified a recommendation to raise the awareness of professionals.
A presentation has been developed by Lancashire Constabulary Police Dog Training Unit to provide information and advice on what to do whilst on the home visit; what to do once you have left the address; and how to report any concerns to the Police.
The presentation is available to download below. Whilst aimed at Health Workers, the presentation contains advice relevant to any frontline workers visiting family homes.