Tragically, 29 Victorian children lost their lives to preventable injury in 2020. When families lose a child, it sends a ripple effect through a community and lives are instantly changed. While our focus at Kidsafe Victoria is prevention, we also support families who have been forever impacted by child injury.
You are not alone.
The Kidsafe Ambassador Program is for families touched by serious injury or loss. The program supports families to share their lived experience and potentially create a legacy for their child, assisting to, create awareness, empower others, drive impact and ultimately change behaviour to save lives.
We want to hear from you.
Ash and Matt created The Hunter Boyle Children’s Swim Program in honour of their 2-year-old son, Hunter, who passed away in a drowning accident in August 2020.
How families affected by injury or loss can get involved
Our program is managed by Alex Hamilton, a bereaved parent, in a supportive and nurturing environment.
We look forward to working and walking alongside you on your journey.
So much of what we do at Kidsafe Victoria wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors, and it’s through them we are able to continue delivering life changing support and experiences to parents, families, and the community.
Our Ambassador Programs are looking for support to help raise awareness, promote our causes, and ultimately make a difference in the lives of children and their families.
If you’d like to become a sponsor of one of our programs or simply find out more information on how you or your business can get involved, please get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kidsafe Victoria is proud to have partnered with The Compassionate Friends Victoria to bring a Peer Support program to bereaved families.
When you lose a child you may feel isolated and alone – we understand and are here to support you. Our free online Peer Support program, Stronger Together, is available to all parents who are bereaved of a child from a preventable accident.
Meeting once a month via Zoom, the program is a safe space for you to talk to other bereaved parents, share happy and sad memories of your child and experience support from others who are on a similar journey. The program facilitators are also bereaved parents.
To register your interest, please email email@example.com.
We are sorry you have found us this way, but we look forward to meeting you.
“When I first lost my son, I refused to even consider peer support because I didn’t want to ‘belong’ in that group. I thought that if I was in that group, my child really did die and I didn’t want to acknowledge or accept the fact that my son was gone. I attended my first session almost five years after the death of Blakey and after I thought – ‘why didn’t I do this earlier?’ What I found was a beautiful group of mums who knew and understood the same pain as I [do]. I felt safe, I felt heard and finally understood. I didn’t have to explain what it’s like to lose a child and I didn’t have to be ready and on guard to combat the comments that aren’t usually helpful from people that haven’t been through my pain. It was so refreshing and comforting to now ‘belong’ and I also loved to be able to contribute to the group and give my support and understanding to other mums.”
Blake’s mum, Kirstie shares her Stronger Together Program experience.
Night Night Moon Gala Ball – October 2021
This inaugural Gala Ball will raise funds to expand the Hunter Boyle Children’s Swim program into other regional areas and enable more children to access swim lessons, water safety education and be provided with swim wear accessories.
The event will take place in Shepparton with details announced shortly.
Individual tickets, tables, corporate tables and sponsorship opportunities available.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a sponsorship proposal.