Up to 40% Off in our January Sale. Shop Now

January Sale Ends Soon

Child Safety Week

This week is all about child safety and raising awareness about how accidents can be prevented. The aim of the campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust is to educate and empower parents, carers, teachers with skills to keep children safe.

Did you know that 

- 80% of accidents to under 5s happen in the home
- 40,000 children* are admitted to hospital as an emergency after an accident at home 
1 in 9 emergency hospital admissions for children* are due to an accident 



Child Safety 

Here at Swift, we understand that children are inquisitive and enjoy playing with pretty much anything they can get their hands on. With that in mind, we know the importance of doing everything possible to ensure our blinds are made completely child safe.

Our Blinds are Child Safe by Design

We have a range of features and safety devices that are included within the design process, the sole aim being to ensure the safety of children.

Our top safety tips for parents

  • Keep childrens beds away from the window. We know this isn’t always possible as space can be at a premium, but wherever possible we recommend keeping beds, cots and climbable furniture away from windows. The temptation to climb up and play amongst a blind would be too much for most children!
  • Knot Cords! Always knot cords rather than loop them- this avoids them forming a natural loop for youngsters to get their heads trapped inside.
  • Turning off electrics before bed It's so easy to leave the washer and dryer on when we're in bed but research shows that this can be a fire hazard, so don't forget to switch off your electrics. 
  • Use all safety devices provided with your blind. Never remove any factory fitted safety devices included with your blinds. Make sure all clip ties & chain tidies are used & securely fitted to the wall. Tie up all those loose cords!
  • Use breakaway options Swift Direct Blinds also offer a range of ‘breakaway’ connections that will disconnect a cord loop if placed under undue pressure! A swinging from a control chain would cause the breakaway to come apart, preventing any risk of accident!
  • Baby gates area great way of keeping children safe in thier space, adding them to the top and bottom of stirs can prevent accidents.


We have a full page of information on the specifics of creating a safe space for your children on the link below! So whether you’re looking to buy new blinds or just want to read up and check you’re as safe as possible with your existing blinds- we definitely recommend a flick through the page. There’s no better time to start your journey of accident prevention!

Take a look here

We encourage everyone to take a look through the great content on the CAPT website. It includes fact sheets, display material & information on registering to get involved with the campaign.

Shop our safe blinds 

Blog Posts

Interior Colour Trends 2022

Interior Colour Trends 2022

Looking to update your interiors this year? Join us as we look at the big colours for 2022. Discover which of our made to measure blinds best embody and compliment the colour trends. 

Read more
The benefits of thermal lining this winter

The benefits of thermal lining this winter

Join us as we talk through the benefits of thermal lining for your blinds and curtains. The perfect winter time addition to your home.

Read more
The Ultimate Guide To Buying Blinds

The Ultimate Guide To Buying Blinds

Buying window blinds can be somewhat of a dilemma if you don’t know what you’re looking for in your home. We have put together this handy guide to help you decide which blinds are right for your needs. Whether you’re looking for practicality and performance features or something stylish that will wow your neighbours, we’ve got your windows covered.

Read more
What our customers say
five stars
Deco Dove Grey
Exceed quality expectations. Great value for money
five stars
Rossini White
excellent quality
five stars
Zambezi Pure White
Excellent product.
Craig P
five stars
Premier Taped Bright White
Excellent product, well made, very happy
five stars
Deco Taped Grained Ice White
Windows look gorgeous with these blinds. Neighbours impressed too.
A Whitton
five stars
Pisa 50mm White
Good quality and well made - impressed
Bill Poupart
five stars
Elegance Taped Bright White
Easy to fit and great quality
Namemicky purnell
five stars
2 days ago
Serpa Ivory
Fantastic company, great product, top quality materials, motors run smooth, they produce accurate...
Rated 4.1 out of 5 based on 41,984 reviews on Trustpilot Logo

Get in Touch

0370 218 7042
Our standard office opening times:
9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
9.00am - 2.00pm - Saturday
Closed - Sunday
Swift customer services are currently experiencing problems, please bear with us

Payment methods
Swift Direct Blinds Ltd. 177, Lockwood Rd, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3TG | Company No. 1190828 | VAT No. 184549920

By default we will only keep your items in your basket for 30 days. Log in or create an account to permanently save items in your basket and access it on any device any time.

Log In / Create account to save items
Your Basket 0 items
Shopping cart is empty.
Standard Delivery
Order Total
Payment methods