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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October 27, 2020
I know I was one of many parents/ carers to breathe a collective sigh of relief with children under the age of 12 returning to childcare, kinder and school this month. With some sunshine coming through, it's a great time to be able to walk to school with your kids. Make sure you use the opportunity to teach your kids to 'stop, look, listen and think' as you walk, so that they can learn to navigate traffic and safety issues long before they are ready to travel independently to school. This ...
September 28, 2020
It's been a horrendous period for unintentional child injury in Victoria, with eight families losing their previously healthy child to preventable injuries - commonly known as ’accidents’ - since August 1st. Our thoughts are with the families and their loved ones in such a devastating time. We are in awe of the bravery and selflessness shown by Hunter's mum Ash and dad Matt, who tragically lost their beautiful boy in a dam on his grandparent's property in August. They have shared their story ...
August 31, 2020
It has been a tragic month for child injury in Victoria, with five little angels leaving us as a result of separate incidents - our thoughts are with the families during this harrowing time. Our focus this month has been on the dangers of button batteries, a campaign that we are very passionate about, as the dangers are largely unknown to many new parents. Allison Rees shared her heartache with us following the loss of her beautiful daughter Bella to a button battery ingestion in 2015. We ...
July 30, 2020
After a flurried end to the financial year, our team is now settling into Melbourne’s second lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been busy working on a number of interactive online initiatives, including webinars and online training sessions; watch this space for further announcements coming soon. In this month’s edition we have an update on the Safe Seats program, which is continuing to operate in 9 locations. For those who are homeschooling - as are half of our team so we do ...
June 30, 2020
In this month’s edition we focus on National Burns Awareness Month (NBAM), an initiative by Kidsafe Australia to drive greater awareness of burns prevention and the correct first aid treatment. Winter is a time when there is a significantly increased risk of burns - this has sadly been the case this month, with The Royal Children's Hospital reporting an increase in cases. Shennel Martin, our NBAM ambassador, bravely shares her childhood burns story in this month’s blog, providing an insight ...
May 29, 2020
May ticks off another busy month for the Kidsafe team, who have been continuing to work remotely to ensure families are kept up to date with the latest safety information and advice. Sadly, there have been a number of child injury related stories in the media this month, some of which we have shared in this edition. This month we pose the question ‘what is under your sink?’ as we focus on the dangers of poisonous products and provide a timely reminder about the importance of safe storage. We ...