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. 

Animals
August 26, 2021
You may have recently seen in the news a child was saved by their quick thinking mum as they choked on a piece of food. They were having breakfast - an everyday occurrence - and if not for the mum's close supervision and knowledge of first aid, it could have been a life changing moment for the 13-month-old toddler and her family. In these difficult times - even harder with early childhood services now closed to many families - it's important to remain vigilant about safety, including hazards ...
July 22, 2021
Well done to each and every one of you who has again juggled so many responsibilities during another lockdown. It has been a challenging time for everyone but hopefully you are all able to celebrate some respite from today. To all of the attendees who had booked to attend one of our free child car restraint checking and fittings days that were postponed due to the lockdown - thank you for your patience. These are now resuming in some locations - please visit the Safe Seats, Safe Kids website ...
June 24, 2021
While the end of June marks the conclusion of National Burns Awareness month, the cold winter weather is here to stay for another couple of months. Don't forget to check out our wealth of tips regarding Burns prevention and treatment, as well as downloading our Burns Safety Checklist. As we approach the end of the financial year, we're seeking your support. A lot of people have done it tough over the last 15 months, but if you are in a position to, we would really appreciate your support in ...
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 ...