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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 ...
April 21, 2021
Kidsafe Victoria warns parents about the devastating injuries caused by falls from nursery furniture [Pictured: Michelle with son Taral] Kidsafe Victoria has issued a warning to parents and carers about the potential for serious injuries as a result of falls from nursery furniture and equipment. The warning comes as data from the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit (VISU) shows that in 2019/20, 386 Victorian children were treated in hospital due to injuries involving high chairs, cots and ...
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 ...