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June 3, 2020
Protect your family this National Burns Awareness Month Kidsafe Australia is urging parents and carers to take action to prevent burns 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 partnership with the ...
May 21, 2020
22 Victorian Children Treated in Hospital Due to Poisoning Every Week Kidsafe Victoria is urging parents and carers to conduct an audit and put in place strategies to restrict children’s access to potentially poisonous products stored under their kitchen, laundry and bathroom sinks. The call comes as statistics from the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit show that in 2018/19, 1,174 Victorian children aged 0-14 years were treated in hospital due to poisoning (334 hospital admissions and 827 ED ...
May 10, 2020
2 Victorian Children Treated in Hospital Every Week Due to Injuries Involving Exercise Equipment  With reports of retail stores across the country selling out of fitness equipment and many people turning to home workout solutions in the wake of gym closures due to COVID-19, Kidsafe Victoria is urging parents and carers to be extra vigilant when setting up and using home gym equipment, in a bid to reduce the risk of serious injuries to children. Statistics from the Victorian Injury ...
March 21, 2020
COVID-19 Update In light of the rapidly changing COVID-19 issue, Kidsafe VIC will operate limited services to the public from Wednesday 18th March. These changes will include; We have modified and are operating a restricted child car restraint checking program. Please visit www.safeseatssafekids.com.au for further details. Our physical Kidsafe VIC Community Hub at the Monash Children's Hospital will be closed, however our online shop and online resources will continue to operate and be ...
January 28, 2020
Now is the time to prepare for a safe and smooth transition from the holiday break As Victorian students prepare to return to school after nearly six weeks of summer holidays, Kidsafe Victoria is urging all road users to take extra care in a bid to reduce the risk of childhood injury.Transport incidents are one of the leading causes of injury death and hospital treatment for Australian children - this includes children as passengers in cars, pedestrians and wheeled device users.Kidsafe ...
January 23, 2020
Australia Day long weekend, Kidsafe Victoria has urged families to be extra vigilant on the road and around water, to help keep children safe. Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death for Australian children under 5 years of age. Statistics from the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia’s National Drowning Report show that in 2018/19, 19 Australian children aged 0-4 years drowned. The majority of these drowning incidents (63%) occurred in swimming pools. General Manager of ...