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July 20, 2022
Rise in injuries prompts call for measure two out of three farming families don’t have in place   Kidsafe Victoria is urging parents and carers on farms to take urgent action and set up safe play areas, in a bid to reduce the number of unintentional childhood injuries and deaths. The call comes as statistics from the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit (VISU) reveal that in 2020-21, 441 children aged 0-14 years were treated in hospital as a result of a farm related injury - more than 8 ...
June 14, 2022
Fiori Giovanni is joining the Kidsafe Ambassador Program, to share her experience of losing her young daughter in a bathtub drowning and help educate other parents in ways to prevent such devastating incidents. Fiori’s seven month old daughter, Illen, drowned at home in the family bath tub in 2020. Kidsafe Victoria CEO Melanie Courtney said Kidsafe Victoria exists to empower families to avoid the unintentional death or injury of children at home, during play and on the go, and to support ...
June 9, 2022
Every week, over 19 children are treated at a specialist burns unit across Australia and New Zealand Kidsafe, in partnership with the Australian & New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA), is urging parents and carers to be extra vigilant this winter to prevent burns, and ensure they are aware of the correct first aid steps for burns. The call comes during National Burns Awareness Month, an Australia-wide campaign run by Kidsafe focused on raising awareness of prevention and correct first aid ...
May 16, 2022
Kidsafe Victoria charity calls on the community to #betheonetomakethechange Kidsafe Victoria has launched their heartfelt ‘The One’ campaign to raise awareness of child injury in the lead up to National Kidsafe Day. The campaign features families whose children have lost their lives due to preventable injury. Sadly, despite no one ever thinking it could happen to them, three families every single week across Australia become ‘The One’, losing their children to incidents such as driveway ...
April 13, 2022
Concerning statistics from Kidsafe which found nine out of ten Victorian kids are not safe in the car have promoted a call for parents and carers to make sure their child car restraints are installed correctly. The survey of more than 9,200 cars found that nine out of ten child car restraints are either incorrectly installed or used, with 51 per cent needing an adjustment and 37 per cent requiring a full re-installation. Should a parent crash while driving, the risk of life-threatening ...
April 12, 2022
Every week eight Victorian children present to Emergency Departments due to unintentional medication poisoning Kidsafe Victoria is urging parents and carers to restrict children’s access to medicines - the leading substance involved in unintentional childhood poisonings - in a bid to reduce the number of incidents. The call comes as statistics from the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit show that in the 2020-21 financial year, 425 Victorian children aged 0-14 years presented to an Emergency ...