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March 30, 2021
Easter holiday warning as preventable child deaths continue to increase [Pictured: Hunter - 2 year old drowning at Grahamvale 12 August 2020] 150% increase between July - Dec 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 With the Easter school holidays approaching, Kidsafe Victoria has issued an urgent reminder to families to address the devastating increase of preventable child deaths. The call comes in response to concerning statistics from the Coroners Court of Victoria which show that during ...
February 26, 2021
Warning as toddler choking incidents rise [Image Source: Pixabay] 17% increase in choking incidents in 2019/20 Kidsafe Victoria has issued a warning about the range of everyday items which can pose a choking hazard to children and encouraged all parents and carers to undertake a first aid course, in a bid to reduce the number of choking incidents. The call comes as statistics from the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit (VISU) show that 203 children aged 0-5 years were treated in hospital due ...
January 27, 2021
Driveway and Pedestrian Danger Heading into the New School Year With families across the state preparing for a return to school after the summer holiday break, Kidsafe Victoria is urging all road users to take extra care in a bid to reduce the risk of childhood injury. The home driveway, a place where many school day family journeys begin and end, is an area where Kidsafe Victoria says particular care is needed. Every year an average of 7 children aged 0-14 years are killed and 60 are ...
January 21, 2021
Parents and carers urged to ensure water safety is kept front of mind following a spike in drownings across the state With warm weather forecast for this weekend and many families planning trips for the end of the school holidays, Kidsafe Victoria has urged parents and carers to remain vigilant around all bodies of water, in a bid to reduce the number of toddler drowning deaths. The call comes as statistics show that Victoria recorded a shocking increase in drowning deaths between July 1 - ...
December 4, 2020
Families urged to keep backyard pool safety at the top of their holiday checklist ‘Safe Barriers Save Lives’ Picture: Matt Welsh,  Kidsafe Ambassador,  Olympic Swimming Champion and father of 6 With the arrival of summer and holiday celebrations only weeks away, Kidsafe Victoria has urged families to ensure water safety is kept front of mind, in a bid to reduce the number of toddler drowning deaths. The call comes as thousands of families look forward to backyard pool parties and BBQ’s over ...
October 26, 2020
Kidsafe Victoria has issued a reminder that all it takes is a split second for a child to be seriously injured, with an average of 3 children dying every week from preventable injuries in Australia. The call comes on National Kidsafe Day, Tuesday 27th October, the aim of which is to highlight key injury causes – the majority of which can happen in a split second – and key steps to reduce the risk of injury and death. Kidsafe Victoria CEO, Melanie Courtney, highlighted that children's ...