Kidsafe NSW promotes child injury prevention and education in an effort to preserve and protect the lives of our children.
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Welcome to Kidsafe NSW

On this website you will find information about current news and events, resources and information sheets to help keep children safe.

Child safety is an important issue and we hope this website will help spread the word to make Australia a safer place for children.

 


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It is with this generous support that Kidsafe NSW is able to provide community education and injury prevention programs in the area of playground safety, road safety, home safety, water safety.  Click here to donate and help create 'a safer world for kids.'

 


International Women in Drowning Prevention

Kidsafe NSW extends warm congratulations to the eight Australian women who were recognised by the World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2017 in Vancouver, Canada as International Women in Drowning Prevention.  Among the Australian recipients is Prof Rebecca Ivers, Director of Injury Division at The George Institute.  Professor Ivers served as a member of the Kidsafe NSW Council for 4 ½ years Image result for rebecca ivers kidsafefrom 2012 to 2016.  We thank Prof Ivers, and all of these outstanding women for their dedication and commitment to reducing drowning injury and death in Australia’s children. 

Other Australian recipients include:  Jennifer Blitvich – Australian professor with expertise in injury prevention and risk management in aquatic environments; Natalie Hood – Australian doctor with focus on drowning physiology and treatment; Jo-ann Morris – Co-Founder of The Samuel Morris Foundation; Justine Leavy – Australian academic with focus on collaboration for evidence, research and impact in public health; Amy Peden – Researcher at Royal Life Saving Australia leading on non-fatal drowning and river drownings in Australia; Pamela Simon – National Learning and Development Manager at Surf Life Saving Australia; and Carolyn Staines – Australian researcher in forensic medicine.

For the full list of the 36 International Women in Drowning Prevention, click here. 

For more information about safety in and around water, click here.

 

Image source:  The George Institute for Global Health


Child Safety Good Practice Guide

Kidsafe NSW, along with Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and NeuRA, are proud to announce the launch of the Child Safety Good Practice Guide!  Kidsafe was created in response to the increasing number of children being unintentionally injured at home, on roads and at play.  Over the past ten years, these types of injuries have remained consistent. 

In response, NSW child safety and health experts have joined forces to develop this Australian-first resource.  This Guide has given us better understanding of where good progress has been made as well as highlighted areas of investment for the future. 

Click here for the full report.