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“It bothers me a lot and it is difficult to ensure my children’s safety”: a phenomenological study on child safety in a coastal slum community in the western region of Ghana.
  • Boadu MAF,
  • Weobong B
Boadu MAF
University of Ghana School of Public Health
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Weobong B
University of Ghana School of Public Health

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Abstract

Children living in coastal areas are particularly exposed to hazardous environments yet there is little research emanating from low and middle-income countries to unravel the concept of child safety and its implications for growth and development. A phenomenological study was conducted with twenty parents living in a coastal slum area in the Western Region of Ghana. Parents in this fishing community reported feeling bothered about significant threats to the safety of their children but also admitted serious challenges with maintaining the safety of their children. Well-designed safety-promoting behaviour change interventions are needed in such communities.