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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News October 2021

With stay-at-home directions easing, schools re-opening and the ability to see more friends and family in person – not to mention some great weather – the mood in Victoria has certainly become more upbeat. Not everyone will be rushing to gather in crowds straight away – or wanting to have people hug and kiss their […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News September 2021

Lockdowns, an earthquake and watching two Melbourne teams play an interstate grand final – it has been a long couple of months for Victorian families, who have done an amazing job in such difficult circumstances. For those who felt their homes move in the earthquake, it’s a good time to double check if any appliances […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News August 2021

You may have recently seen in the news a child was saved by their quick thinking mum as they choked on a piece of food. They were having breakfast – an everyday occurrence – and if not for the mum’s close supervision and knowledge of first aid, it could have been a life changing moment […]

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 […]