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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 ...
June 1, 2021
Nothing is everything. Because when nothing happens, there's everything to celebrate. Together, we can keep kids safe. Kidsafe Victoria is using National Kidsafe Day to launch a new community awareness campaign after 32 children – 1 every 11 days - died from preventable injuries in Victoria in 2020. President of Kidsafe Victoria, Erica Edmands, said the multifaceted campaign was designed to highlight the world which Kidsafe Victoria aims to create – a world where nothing bad happens to kids – ...
April 26, 2021
Program established as a legacy to two year old Hunter Boyle [Pictured: Parents Ash, Matt, and son Hunter] The Hunter Boyle Children’s Swim Program Pilot was today proudly launched by Ash Napolitano and Matt Boyle, with the support of Kidsafe Victoria, at Aquamoves in Shepparton. The Program was established by Ash and Matt in honour of their 2-year-old son, Hunter, after he drowned in a dam in August 2020. Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death for Australian children under ...