Every week, three Australian children die due to preventable injuries

Kidsafe Victoria charity calls on the community to #betheonetomakethechange Kidsafe Victoria has launched their heartfelt ‘The One’ campaign to raise awareness of child injury in the lead up to National Kidsafe Day. The campaign features families whose children have lost their lives due to preventable injury. Sadly, despite no one ever thinking it could happen […]

Nine out of ten Victorian kids at risk in the car

Concerning statistics from Kidsafe which found nine out of ten Victorian kids are not safe in the car have promoted a call for parents and carers to make sure their child car restraints are installed correctly. The survey of more than 9,200 cars found that nine out of ten child car restraints are either incorrectly […]

Every day at least one child is unintentionally poisoned by ‘medicine’

Every week eight Victorian children present to Emergency Departments due to unintentional medication poisoning Kidsafe Victoria is urging parents and carers to restrict children’s access to medicines – the leading substance involved in unintentional childhood poisonings – in a bid to reduce the number of incidents. The call comes as statistics from the Victorian Injury […]

One in three toddler drownings occur in lakes, dams, rivers or creeks

Kidsafe Victoria issues warning to regional parents and carers on water hazards ahead of Labour Day long weekend [Pictured: Brooke holding photo of 13-month-old son Oscar; Ash and Matt]   Kidsafe Victoria has launched a new campaign warning parents and carers about the dangers posed by drowning hazards in regional settings, heading into the Labour […]

Toddlers are at risk of drowning in everyday objects around the home

Kidsafe Victoria launches new campaign in a bid to reduce the number of childhood drowning incidents Kidsafe Victoria has launched a new campaign warning parents and carers about the dangers posed by drowning hazards in and around the home environment, heading into the Labour Day holiday. The call comes as statistics from the Royal Life […]

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 […]

Five preventable child drownings drive water safety authorities to issue urgent warning for closer adult supervision

Families encouraged to set designated supervisors over the Australia Day holiday   Kidsafe Victoria and Life Saving Victoria are urging parents and carers to ensure children are actively supervised in or around water this Australia Day holiday in a bid to prevent childhood drownings. The call comes as Life Saving Victoria statistics reveal five children […]

Potential closure of swimming pools in Campaspe Shire

Media Statement – Potential closure of swimming pools in Campaspe Shire Council Tuesday 18th January 2022   Kidsafe Victoria have recently become aware of the recommendations made by Council to close 7 swimming pools in the Campaspe Shire. Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children under the age of 5, with […]

Distractions lead to fatal danger for children around water

Data reveals household chores and socialising to be the most common causes of breaks in active adult supervision On the back of Victoria’s worst childhood drowning toll in over 20 years, Kidsafe Victoria is urging parents and carers to actively supervise children around water in a bid to reduce the number of drowning deaths. The […]

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 […]