Fiori Giovanni appointed Kidsafe Ambassador

Fiori Giovanni is joining the Kidsafe Ambassador Program, to share her experience of losing her young daughter in a bathtub drowning and help educate other parents in ways to prevent such devastating incidents. Fiori’s seven month old daughter, Illen, drowned at home in the family bath tub in 2020. Kidsafe Victoria CEO Melanie Courtney said […]

Every week one child is run-over in a driveway in Australia

Kidsafe Victoria launches new driveway safety community awareness campaign   Kidsafe Victoria has launched an impactful new safety campaign in a bid to reduce the number of horrific driveway run-over incidents. Tragically, on average 7 children aged 0-14 years are killed and 60 are seriously injured due to driveway run-over incidents every year in Australia […]

Warning about deadly button batteries launched in Torquay on the eve of Isabella Rees’ eighth birthday

Every week in Australia, 20 children present to hospital emergency departments with button battery related injuries   Kidsafe Victoria and Bella’s Footprints Foundation have launched a button battery billboard campaign in Torquay, with a warning about the deadly common household item. The organisations are urging local parents and carers to be button battery aware and […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]