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 […]

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 […]

“When Nothing Happens, There’s Everything to Celebrate”

Nothing is everything. Because when nothing happens, there’s everything to celebrate. Together, we can keep kids safe. Kidsafe Victoria is using National Kidsafe Day to launch a new community awareness campaign after 32 children – 1 every 11 days – died from preventable injuries in Victoria in 2020. President of Kidsafe Victoria, Erica Edmands, said […]

Kidsafe Victoria warns parents about devastating injuries caused by nursery furniture falls

Kidsafe Victoria warns parents about the devastating injuries caused by falls from nursery furniture [Pictured: Michelle with son Taral] Kidsafe Victoria has issued a warning to parents and carers about the potential for serious injuries as a result of falls from nursery furniture and equipment. The warning comes as data from the Victorian Injury Surveillance […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Victorian Children Invited to Get Creative to ‘Reduce Harm on the Farm’

Kidsafe Victoria has launched their ‘Farm Safety Creative Competition’, a new program designed to engage Victorian primary school aged students in learning about potential injury hazards that exist in farm environments, in a fun and interactive way. As part of the campaign, children are encouraged to unleash their creativity to design educational messages and materials […]

Button batteries – a little known danger in your home that can cause serious injury in less than 2 hours

Every week, approximately 20 children present to hospital emergency departments across the country due to button battery related injuries. Kidsafe Victoria is urging parents and carers to perform regular button battery audits of areas in and around their homes, to reduce the risk of children accessing and ingesting button batteries. Tragically, two Australian children have […]

Parents Warned not to Use Face Coverings for Children Under 2 Years of Age

Kidsafe Victoria and the Monash Children’s Hospital have issued a warning to parents and carers about the dangers of using face masks or coverings, particularly for children under 2 years of age. The warning comes after the introduction of requirements for people living in metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire to wear a face covering […]