Kidsafe Victoria E-News July 2021

Well done to each and every one of you who has again juggled so many responsibilities during another lockdown. It has been a challenging time for everyone but hopefully you are all able to celebrate some respite from today. To all of the attendees who had booked to attend one of our free child car […]

Why Victorian children should get creative in Kidsafe Victoria’s Farm Safety Competition

Are you wondering what our Farm Safety Creative Competition is all about and what it would look like to get the kids involved? Primary School Teacher, Crystal, shares her experience participating in our Farm Safety Creative Competition last year with her Prep class. FARMS CAN BE A WONDERFUL, YET HAZARDOUS, PLACE FOR CHILDREN Farms offer […]

Encouraging Kids to Get Creative About Farm Safety

This month, Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas launched the second annual Kidsafe Victoria Farm Safety Creative Competition, with an aim to encourage kids to think about solutions to farm safety issues. The theme for this year’s competition ‘Think Farm Safe, Be Farm Safe,’ is about teaching children to stop and think about the potential injury […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News April 2021

April has been another busy month with lots of activities, programs and events taking place. Our ‘Safe Seats, Safe Kids’ program is going strongly, with around 25-30 free child car restraint fitting and checking days operating at locations across Victoria each week. We welcomed Steve McGhie, the Parliamentary Secretary for Health and local MP for […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News March 2021

It’s hard to believe how fast 2021 has flown and that Easter and school holidays are almost here. Earlier this month we were excited to get together as a team with our Board for a 2 day planning session in Geelong. It was a rare opportunity to gather in person, step back and have strategic […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News February 2021

It has been a challenging few weeks for many of us, including a short stint trying to juggle working from home, home schooling and entertaining the kids when COVID-19 lockdowns were reintroduced. Sadly, the number of children who have died from preventable injuries have continued to be significantly higher than average. We have written to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]