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May 16, 2022
Kidsafe Victoria charity calls on the community to #betheonetomakethechange Kidsafe Victoria has launched their heartfelt ‘The One’ campaign to raise awareness of child injury in the lead up to National Kidsafe Day. The campaign features families whose children have lost their lives due to preventable injury. Sadly, despite no one ever thinking it could happen to them, three families every single week across Australia become ‘The One’, losing their children to incidents such as driveway ...
April 13, 2022
Concerning statistics from Kidsafe which found nine out of ten Victorian kids are not safe in the car have promoted a call for parents and carers to make sure their child car restraints are installed correctly. The survey of more than 9,200 cars found that nine out of ten child car restraints are either incorrectly installed or used, with 51 per cent needing an adjustment and 37 per cent requiring a full re-installation. Should a parent crash while driving, the risk of life-threatening ...
April 12, 2022
Every week eight Victorian children present to Emergency Departments due to unintentional medication poisoning Kidsafe Victoria is urging parents and carers to restrict children’s access to medicines - the leading substance involved in unintentional childhood poisonings - in a bid to reduce the number of incidents. The call comes as statistics from the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit show that in the 2020-21 financial year, 425 Victorian children aged 0-14 years presented to an Emergency ...
March 11, 2022
Kidsafe Victoria issues warning to regional parents and carers on water hazards ahead of Labour Day long weekend [Pictured: Brooke holding photo of 13-month-old son Oscar; Ash and Matt]   Kidsafe Victoria has launched a new campaign warning parents and carers about the dangers posed by drowning hazards in regional settings, heading into the Labour Day holiday. The call comes in a bid to reduce regional childhood drownings as statistics from the Royal Life Saving Society of ...
March 11, 2022
Kidsafe Victoria launches new campaign in a bid to reduce the number of childhood drowning incidents Kidsafe Victoria has launched a new campaign warning parents and carers about the dangers posed by drowning hazards in and around the home environment, heading into the Labour Day holiday. The call comes as statistics from the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia reveal that 52% of toddler drownings occurred in bodies of water such as bathtubs, lakes, dams, rivers and creeks in 2020/21. ...
February 14, 2022
Kidsafe Victoria launches new driveway safety community awareness campaign   Kidsafe Victoria has launched an impactful new safety campaign in a bid to reduce the number of horrific driveway run-over incidents. Tragically, on average 7 children aged 0-14 years are killed and 60 are seriously injured due to driveway run-over incidents every year in Australia - equating to more than one child every week. In the past 18 months alone, at least two children have been killed in driveway ...