The aim of National Kidsafe Day is to increase awareness of unintentional childhood injuries and their prevention. The annual day also highlights the valuable work of Kidsafe Australia in public education, advocacy and research into the causes and prevention of unintentional childhood injuries.
National Kidsafe Day, Tuesday 24th October 2017 - 'It Only Takes a Split Second'
A split second is all it takes for a serious child injury to occur. A cup of hot tea or coffee left in reach of a child; backyard swimming pool gates left open; household cleaners found under the sink; handbags containing medications; a car reversing out of a driveway and accessible button batteries are some of the hazards that can change the life of a family in the blink of an eye.
As part of National Kidsafe Day 2017, Kidsafe is highlighting that 'child safety is no accident' - the majority of serious child injuries that can change lives in just a split second, are preventable.
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