Child garden risk

New research has found that parents are putting their children at risk in the garden.

A study of 1,000 British adults found that two thirds would not supervise other peoples children in their garden, despite more than two thirds (68 per cent) admitting to not making their gardens child-friendly.

Claims Direct conducted the survey in West Yorkshire and representative John Webber explained Brits could be treading a dangerous path.

"More than 40 per cent of those surveyed in West Yorkshire admitted they were concerned about the prospect of another person’s child being injured in their garden," he said.

"Despite this, we believe awareness of the legal implications of such an injury taking place remains extremely low."

The insurance company has teamed up with Whoops! Child Safety to offer advice to parents on how to protect kids in their gardens.

Covering up ponds, barbecue care and garden toys are all covered in the advice.