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Drowning Prevention Week (DPW) is one of the largest summer water safety campaigns across the UK and Ireland.

The campaign is designed to explore a multitude of opportunities to proactively raise awareness of water safety ahead of a summer outdoors. Starting in May, through the summer, the risk to the public through accidental drowning increases significantly - DPW is critical in raising awareness and encouraging the public to enjoy water safely.

The Royal Life Saving Society UK has been caring for families for over 130-years and is encouraging everybody that can to do their little bit this summer!

Explore this page to find out about how to stay safe in on and near water, as well as learn about real life stories:

Facts and Figures



How to stay safe in, on, and near water


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