Kidsafe Victoria E-News November 2020

Welcome to our November e-news – hopefully, like us, you’ve enjoyed getting back to a bit of normality, with the further eased restrictions. This has enabled us to deliver 70 child car restraint checking and fitting days across 30 locations, present as part of the new pool inspector courses in Victoria and schedule our first […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News October 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 […]

‘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 […]

“I wasn’t sure if he would make it”

Zoe ten Broek, Mum to 1-year-old Jax, has warned parents and carers of the dangers of graduating children from their rear-facing child car restraint too early, after a serious car accident left Jax fighting for life. In early July, Zoe strapped Jax into his rearward facing child car restraint in preparation for the 20 minute […]

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 […]

Homeowners Urged to Register and Check Pool Barriers to Save Lives

Take Fifteen Minutes to Check your Backyard Pool is Safe This Daylight Saving With summer approaching and families eagerly anticipating a return to backyard pool parties and gatherings after recent restrictions, Kidsafe has urged homeowners to ensure their backyard swimming pools are safe and comply with the regulations, to prevent toddler drownings. The call comes […]

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 […]

Child supervision warning after five toddler drownings in two months

Water safety authorities including Life Saving Victoria (LSV) and Kidsafe Victoria are calling for active supervision of children at pools, beaches and inland waterways following five toddler drowning deaths in Victoria in two months. Most recently, a two-year-old drowned after falling off a pier in Portarlington near Geelong on Thursday 3rd September. According to the […]

Victorian Children Invited to Get Creative to ‘Reduce Harm on the Farm’

Kidsafe Victoria has launched their ‘Farm Safety Creative Competition’, a new program designed to engage Victorian primary school aged students in learning about potential injury hazards that exist in farm environments, in a fun and interactive way. As part of the campaign, children are encouraged to unleash their creativity to design educational messages and materials […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News August 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 […]