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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2018 Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards

The 2018 Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards (the Awards) recognise excellence and innovation in the provision of safe, creative playspaces. The Awards are open to playground owners, service providers, design professionals, students, and landscapers from across Australia. A great opportunity to showcase playspace design in action! The Awards aim to promote inspirational, innovative, best practice play facilities that encourage healthy participation in recreational activities for all children. 

Judging Criteria - Entries will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary panel, which may include representatives of Kidsafe, education and care services, education, engineering, injury prevention, design and local government. Judging will assess entries on the basis of:

  • Project Summary
  • Commitment to Safe Play Environments
  • Innovative Design
  • Inclusive Playspace Design
  • Community and Culture
  • Shade Elements
  • Sustainability
  • Successful Outcomes of the Project

  Entrants must ensure that the playspace is:

  • Within Australia;
  • Completed;
  • Installed/constructed since September 2016; and
  • Currently open for use.          

Award Categories

Education and Care Services - preschools, long day care, out of school hours care, vacation care, family day care

Schools - public and private schools, primary and high schools

Public Playspaces

Click here to download entry form.  

Expressions of Interest – Award Judges

Kidsafe seeks Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified and/or experienced individuals with knowledge in playground design and safety, as volunteer judges for the 2018 Kidsafe National Playspace Design Awards.


Donate Now!

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.'


New Window Safety Laws

 

A new law started on 13 March 2018 says that all strata buildings must ensure windows above ground floor do not open more than 12.5 cm. The property owner is responsible for providing window safety devices for rooms above the ground floor.

Falls are the most common cause of injury in every age group. Falls from windows and balconies can be especially serious. Do not rely on fly screens to prevent a child from falling through a window and keep windows locked to a maximum opening of 12.5 cm​ to keep children safe from falls.

For more tips on window safety click here or visit NSW Fair Trading.

(Image source NSW Fair Trading)

 


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.


 


Kidsafe NSW acknowledges Aboriginal people as the first inhabitants of New South Wales and the traditional custodians of the Country on which we live, learn, work and play. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and future.