Kidsafe Victoria E-News June 2021

While the end of June marks the conclusion of National Burns Awareness month, the cold winter weather is here to stay for another couple of months. Don’t forget to check out our wealth of tips regarding Burns prevention and treatment, as well as downloading our Burns Safety Checklist. As we approach the end of the […]

My scars are a part of me, but they do not define me – Childhood candle burn injury

      Shennel Martin has joined forces with Kidsafe to share her story as part of National Burns Awareness Month and help raise awareness of burns prevention. Nearly twenty-six years ago in the small coastal town of Port Fairy, eight-year-old Shennel was happily playing in her room. She had lit her first communion candle […]

Her Burns Were So Deep – She Didn’t Look Like My Little Girl Anymore

June not only signifies the move into winter – it’s also National Burns Awareness Month, an initiative to drive greater awareness amongst the Australian community of the prevention and the correct first aid treatment for burns. Little Gracie’s story shows how burn and scald injuries can happen in a split second and the lifelong impact […]


[Pictured: Milla today] Milla was eight years old when she suffered severe burns to her lower body. On this particular day, she came home from a party feeling hungry, so she did what she’s done many times before and prepared herself one of her favourite snacks – some instant noodles. Usually, Milla would sit up […]

Every week, 17 children are treated at a specialist burns unit across Australia and New Zealand

Protect your family this National Burns Awareness Month Kidsafe Australia is urging parents and carers to take action to prevent burns in the home as winter hits and ensure they are aware of the correct first aid measures if a burn does occur. The call comes during National Burns Awareness Month, an Australia-wide campaign focused […]

“When Nothing Happens, There’s Everything to Celebrate”

Nothing is everything. Because when nothing happens, there’s everything to celebrate. Together, we can keep kids safe. Kidsafe Victoria is using National Kidsafe Day to launch a new community awareness campaign after 32 children – 1 every 11 days – died from preventable injuries in Victoria in 2020. President of Kidsafe Victoria, Erica Edmands, said […]