E-NEWS

Browse through our archive of monthly newsletters to catch up on the latest on child injury prevention news, safety tips and product recalls. 

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May 20, 2021
With the recent 7-day lockdown announcement, our latest campaign - launched during the week on National Kidsafe Day - is more important than ever. Our 'Nothing is Everything' campaign was developed in response to the 32 child deaths we saw from preventable injuries in 2020. Many of these occurred while families were in lockdown, which we know can include juggling parental and work responsibilities, as well as potentially children of different ages. Thirty two families were changed forever in ...
April 23, 2021
April has been another busy month with lots of activities, programs and events taking place. Our 'Safe Seats, Safe Kids' program is going strongly, with around 25-30 free child car restraint fitting and checking days operating at locations across Victoria each week. We welcomed Steve McGhie, the Parliamentary Secretary for Health and local MP for Melton, to our checking day at the Bridge Road Children's and Community Centre this month, to see the difference the program is making to attendees. ...
March 25, 2021
It’s hard to believe how fast 2021 has flown and that Easter and school holidays are almost here. Earlier this month we were excited to get together as a team with our Board for a 2 day planning session in Geelong. It was a rare opportunity to gather in person, step back and have strategic conversations about how we can reduce child injury longer term with our limited resources. We are also thrilled to announce that our office at the Monash Children’s Hospital is about to re-open. While there ...
February 23, 2021
It has been a challenging few weeks for many of us, including a short stint trying to juggle working from home, home schooling and entertaining the kids when COVID-19 lockdowns were reintroduced. Sadly, the number of children who have died from preventable injuries have continued to be significantly higher than average. We have written to the Health Minister and are meeting with a number of Members of Parliament this week to further emphasise the importance of investing in prevention. If you ...
January 19, 2021
Welcome to the first edition of our e-newsletter for 2021 - we hope that you and your family have had a fun, safe and relaxing start to the new year after a tough 2020. With the hectic back to school and kinder time quickly approaching, this month we bring you some essential tips to help keep everyone safe on their journeys, whether that be walking, riding, scooting or driving. Before school recommences, many of us will be taking a long weekend for the Australia Day public holiday and maybe ...
December 18, 2020
It's hard to believe it's already Christmas. I want to thank everyone who has supported us during what has been a challenging year. I also want to acknowledge my incredible team - some who until a week ago had never met - who have adapted to every situation thrown at them and worked tirelessly to prevent more families from being forever impacted by childhood injury. To Allison Rees, Bella's Mum, thank you for sharing your story with us - our thoughts are with you and all of the families who ...