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Children Left Unattended In Cars

Leaving children unattended in a car, even for a short period of time, can be fatal. Children are particularly at risk because they can lose fluid quickly, become dehydrated and suffer from heatstroke.

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Every year in Australia, over 5,000 children are rescued after being left unattended in a car.

Between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, Ambulance Victoria responded to 1,696 callouts for people locked in cars across Victoria, with the vast majority being cases involving toddlers and babies.

To find out more on how you or your organisation can join Kidsafe Victoria's 'Do Not Leave Children in Cars' campaign and assist in raising community awareness about this issue, please click here.

Resources

Children left unattended in cars fact sheet

Community Awareness Kits for local councils, early childhood centres, shopping centres and gaming venues

Do Not Leave Children in Cars sign order form 

Victorian Government 'Never Leave Kids in Cars' campaign resources