One in three toddler drownings occur in lakes, dams, rivers or creeks

Kidsafe Victoria issues warning to regional parents and carers on water hazards ahead of Labour Day long weekend [Pictured: Brooke holding photo of 13-month-old son Oscar; Ash and Matt]   Kidsafe Victoria has launched a new campaign warning parents and carers about the dangers posed by drowning hazards in regional settings, heading into the Labour […]

Campbell’s Shepparton Running Festival supports local children’s swim program to help save little lives.

[Pictured: Parents Ash, Matt, and son Hunter]   The Hunter Boyle Children’s Swim Program has been announced as the official charity partner for the 2021 Campbell’s Shepparton Running Festival, which is scheduled to take place on 21st and 22nd August, 2021 The festival has something for all ages and abilities, with categories including a marathon, […]

“When Nothing Happens, There’s Everything to Celebrate”

Nothing is everything. Because when nothing happens, there’s everything to celebrate. Together, we can keep kids safe. Kidsafe Victoria is using National Kidsafe Day to launch a new community awareness campaign after 32 children – 1 every 11 days – died from preventable injuries in Victoria in 2020. President of Kidsafe Victoria, Erica Edmands, said […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News May 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 […]

Free children’s swim program launched to help keep regional kids safe

Program established as a legacy to two year old Hunter Boyle [Pictured: Parents Ash, Matt, and son Hunter] The Hunter Boyle Children’s Swim Program Pilot was today proudly launched by Ash Napolitano and Matt Boyle, with the support of Kidsafe Victoria, at Aquamoves in Shepparton. The Program was established by Ash and Matt in honour […]

Easter holiday warning as preventable child deaths continue to increase

Easter holiday warning as preventable child deaths continue to increase [Pictured: Hunter – 2 year old drowning at Grahamvale 12 August 2020] 150% increase between July – Dec 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 With the Easter school holidays approaching, Kidsafe Victoria has issued an urgent reminder to families to address the devastating […]

‘It Only Takes a Split Second’ – Raising awareness this National Kidsafe Day

Kidsafe Victoria has issued a reminder that all it takes is a split second for a child to be seriously injured, with an average of 3 children dying every week from preventable injuries in Australia. The call comes on National Kidsafe Day, Tuesday 27th October, the aim of which is to highlight key injury causes […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News September 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 […]

Alarm at Spike in Children’s Deaths – Since 1st August, 8 children have died across metropolitan and regional Victoria.

Picture: Hunter Boyle – who tragically drowned in a Grahamvale dam while visiting his Grandfather’s farm. Kidsafe Victoria and The Royal Children’s Hospital are urging parents and carers to set up safe play areas and actively supervise children, in response to an alarming spike in unintentional injury deaths. Statistics from the Coroners Court of Victoria […]