How do I know when it is safe for my child to move to the next stage of child car restraint?

Sometimes it feels like you only blinked your eyes and your child just grew another centimetre – those pants are not fully covering their ankles, and the long sleeves on that top look more like a three-quarter sleeve! As signs appear that your child needs the next size up in clothes, it’s an important reminder […]

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 […]

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 […]

Warning as toddler choking incidents rise

Warning as toddler choking incidents rise [Image Source: Pixabay] 17% increase in choking incidents in 2019/20 Kidsafe Victoria has issued a warning about the range of everyday items which can pose a choking hazard to children and encouraged all parents and carers to undertake a first aid course, in a bid to reduce the number […]

Driveway and Pedestrian Danger Heading into the New School Year

Driveway and Pedestrian Danger Heading into the New School Year With families across the state preparing for a return to school after the summer holiday break, Kidsafe Victoria is urging all road users to take extra care in a bid to reduce the risk of childhood injury. The home driveway, a place where many school […]

Parents and carers urged to ensure water safety is kept front of mind following a spike in drownings across the state

Parents and carers urged to ensure water safety is kept front of mind following a spike in drownings across the state With warm weather forecast for this weekend and many families planning trips for the end of the school holidays, Kidsafe Victoria has urged parents and carers to remain vigilant around all bodies of water, […]

Families urged to keep backyard pool safety at top of holiday checklist

Families urged to keep backyard pool safety at the top of their holiday checklist ‘Safe Barriers Save Lives’ Picture: Matt Welsh,  Kidsafe Ambassador,  Olympic Swimming Champion and father of 6 With the arrival of summer and holiday celebrations only weeks away, Kidsafe Victoria has urged families to ensure water safety is kept front of mind, […]

‘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 […]

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 […]