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 […]

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 […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News December 2021

It’s hard to believe this year is almost over – we hope you are all making plans to take time out and look after yourselves. Coming up to the festive session, we have a couple of child safety reminders: – check presents or cards for button batteries and magnets and make sure these are secure […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]