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Work through the questions to learn more about calling for help in an emergency.

What is the number you need to call in an emergency?

What might help someone to stay calm when calling 999?

Now look through these photos to see what Beth does to help her friend Georgia when she accidentally cuts herself and is bleeding.

Beth, Georgia and her mum are doing crafts

What is happening in this photo?

Beth and her friend Georgia make masks at the table.

Georgia is cutting out shapes from a piece of orange paper

What is happening in this photo?

Georgia is using a craft knife. She doesn’t know how to use it and may cut herself.

Georgia pressed down hard on a cut with a tea towel

What is happening in this photo?

Georgia has cut herself with the craft knife and is bleeding. She presses on the bleed hard with a cloth.

Beth reassures Georgia, who is pressing down hard on her cut with a tea towel

What is happening in this photo?

It is bleeding a lot so Beth calls 999 to get help.

Georgia presses down hard on a cut with a tea towel while Beth calls 999

What is happening in this photo?

Beth’s mum comforts Georgia. She helps Georgia to press hard on the spot that is bleeding until help arrives. Beth stays on the phone with the 999 call-handler until help arrives.

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I feel confident calling 999 if I needed to

Take action: If someone needs help, call 999 and tell the person on the phone where you are and what happened

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