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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 ...
December 18, 2019
              As Victoria enters the busy Christmas shopping period and summer temperatures start to climb, Kidsafe Victoria is today launching it’s annual ‘Do Not Leave Children Unattended in Cars’ campaign at the Monash Children’s Hospital. Jason Chambers, General Manager of Kidsafe Victoria, highlighted the dangers of leaving a child unattended in a car, even for a short period of time, saying "The temperature inside a parked car can be 20-30 degrees ...
November 24, 2019
Kidsafe Victoria and Neighbourhood Houses Victoria have welcomed the announcement from The Hon Jenny Mikakos that they have been awarded the tender to deliver The State Government of Victoria’s free child restraint checking program. This potentially life-saving initiative will be officially launched in January. Events will be held at designated Neighbourhood Houses across the State. Melanie Courtney, CEO of Kidsafe Victoria said that “It is estimated that over 70% of car restraints are ...
April 4, 2019
An estimated 20 Australian children present to an emergency department every week with a button battery related injury. Kidsafe Victoria supports calls for tougher safety regulations and a mandatory safety standard for products containing button batteries, in a bid to reduce the rates of serious childhood injury and death. The call comes ahead of the release of the coronial inquest findings into the death of one-year-old Isabella ‘Bella’ Rees, who passed away in February 2015 after a button ...
January 24, 2019
67% of toddler drowning incidents in 2017/2018 occurred in swimming pools. Kidsafe Victoria today said with thousands of traditional BBQ's and pool parties held across the Australia Day long weekend it is vital all pool owners check their Pool Barriers and Gates are in good working condition and ensure the pool or spa is supervised by an adult when in use.   Jason Chambers, General Manager of Kidsafe Victoria said, "Research has shown that adult supervision is the first line of defence ...