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Children Left Unattended In Cars

Leaving children unattended in a car, even for a short period of time, can be fatal. Children are particularly at risk because they can lose fluid quickly, become dehydrated and suffer from heatstroke.

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Every year in Australia, over 5,000 children are rescued after being left unattended in a car.

Between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015, Ambulance Victoria paramedics rescued 1,433 children (under 13 years of age) who had been left unattended in a car (Ambulance Victoria, December 2015). Figures from Ambulance Victoria reveal that November - March was the busiest period with an average of five call outs to a child left unattended in a car per day and that 45% of incidents occurred between 11am and 3pm.

To find out more on how you or your organisation can join Kidsafe Victoria's 'Do Not Leave Children in Cars' campaign and assist in raising community awareness about this issue, please click here.

Resources

                            sign order form fact sheet awareness kits

 

Infographics (click on images to download PDF):

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