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
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 ...
April 30, 2020
Welcome to another month of isolation and social distancing - groundhog day has well and truly set in! If you are missing your daily gym fix and are working out at home instead, this month our blog has some tips about keeping the kids safe around your home fitness equipment.  We also have an article on Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, some information on choosing a rear facing car restraint for a newborn and a Q&A with our child car restraint expert Kathy. Don’t forget to jump on board the ...
March 30, 2020
The world as we know it has entered into unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic - our thoughts go out to all those who have been impacted. Whilst we are in a period of uncertainty, it's important to remember that we all have a role to play in ensuring the health and safety of our community - please be kind, respectful and considerate to others and ensure that the Aussie spirit of helping out those in need, is still strong. With school holidays here and more of us working and spending ...
February 29, 2020
February marked the start of a busy and exciting month, including delivery of the first free child car restraint fitting and safety check events as part of the ‘Safe Seats, Safe Kids’ program, the training of 10 more accredited fitters through our Type 1 Child Car Restraint Fitting course, and participation in the Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo, where we hosted the new ‘Safety Centre’. You can read more about these events below. This month we also bring you a blog on the importance of ...