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November 25, 2021
Every week in Australia, 20 children present to hospital emergency departments with button battery related injuries   Kidsafe Victoria and Bella’s Footprints Foundation have launched a button battery billboard campaign in Torquay, with a warning about the deadly common household item. The organisations are urging local parents and carers to be button battery aware and check items such as cards and presents they are buying this year, in a bid to reduce the number of serious and life ...
September 30, 2021
Olympic Swimming Champion Matt Welsh, OAM, partners with Kidsafe to help save kids’ lives With Victorian families looking forward to the resumption of pool parties and social gatherings this summer, Kidsafe today launched their annual ‘Safe Barriers Save Lives’ campaign, calling on homeowners to ‘help save a life’ by checking their pool and spa barriers at the beginning of daylight saving. The launch comes as concerning figures released in the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia’s National ...
August 6, 2021
The home is the most common location where childhood injuries occur Kidsafe Victoria has issued a call for parents and carers to conduct a safety audit of their homes and ensure measures are put in place to help keep children safe, as Victoria heads into its sixth COVID-19 lockdown. The call comes following a spike in childhood injury deaths during 2020 in Victoria, with statistics from the Coroners Court of Victoria revealing that 32 children aged 0-14 years died as a result of preventable ...
August 3, 2021
[Pictured: Parents Ash, Matt, and son Hunter]   The Hunter Boyle Children’s Swim Program has been announced as the official charity partner for the 2021 Campbell’s Shepparton Running Festival, which is scheduled to take place on 21st and 22nd August, 2021 The festival has something for all ages and abilities, with categories including a marathon, team marathon, half marathon, 10km run/walk, 7km trail run and 2km Kids Dash. Each distance starts and finishes at the stunning Victoria Park ...
July 20, 2021
This month, Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas launched the second annual Kidsafe Victoria Farm Safety Creative Competition, with an aim to encourage kids to think about solutions to farm safety issues. The theme for this year’s competition ‘Think Farm Safe, Be Farm Safe,’ is about teaching children to stop and think about the potential injury risks on farms and to ensure that safety is always front of mind in the farm environment. The competition provides children with the opportunity ...
June 1, 2021
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 on raising awareness of prevention and correct first aid treatment for burns and scalds across all age groups. The campaign is run by Kidsafe Australia in ...