Yet another toddler has died in a swimming pool in a neighbour's garden.
His parents were attending an engagement party of a cousin and each thought the little boy was with the other.
These tragedies will continue to happen until the UK has the same laws as many other countries, including France, Australia and the USA. Pools have to have solid, lockable covers, or be fenced securely with fences that have no gaps that small children could get through. Some covers look solid but will not take the weight of a child and in fact make it harder for the child to be spotted. As we all know, a very small child can drown in a few inches of water, even the pool that collects on these flexible covers.
I don't have access to an MP, being non-resident, but I would be happy to sing a petition for such a law to be enacted. In the meantime, constant vigilance is needed - I know I had one or two horrible scares when my little girls slipped away while I was paying for something in a shop.
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