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 […]

“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 […]

Is Your Home Pool Defence Set for Summer? Guest Blog by Matt Welsh

This year has been like no other, with COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns having an unprecedented impact across the country. Now that spring is here, we can happily wave goodbye to the winter chill and look forward to those long, warm summer days that will be here before we know it. Hopefully those days will be […]

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 […]

A Rear Facing Child Car Restraint Saved My Baby’s Life

      A decision we will be forever grateful for As the mother of adventurous and busy 12 month old Miles – who is ‘off the charts’ and is already wearing size 3 clothes – Hayley has encountered her fair share of advice and comments. None more so than when it came to making the […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News July 2020

After a flurried end to the financial year, our team is now settling into Melbourne’s second lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been busy working on a number of interactive online initiatives, including webinars and online training sessions; watch this space for further announcements coming soon. In this month’s edition we have an […]

Kidsafe Keeping our Little Farmers Safe

Whether it be country kids who live there or kids from the big smoke who are lucky enough to visit during the holidays, farms provide a great environment for children to live, learn, play and explore. With plenty of wide open spaces to run free, clean, crisp air and so many animals to interact with, […]

“You Nearly Lost Him” – Mums terrifying warning to parents after her son nearly died on a backyard yoga swing

  “Lauren, something is wrong, come quick”… were the terrifying words she heard from her 12 year-old-son Kalem’s best mate Hunter. Lauren ran to the backyard to find what no parent ever wants to see – her precious boy with a yoga swing wrapped around his neck. He was blue, foaming at the mouth, with […]