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.'

 


Christmas and Holiday toy safety

Toys are an important part of childhood, helping children learn and develop, as well as entertaining them. Unfortunately, some toys can be dangerous. Poorly constructed toys or toys that are inappropriate for your child’s age and level of development can lead to tragic results. 

The good news, according to NSW Fair Trading, is that toys sold today are much safer than they were a decade ago!

However, NSW Fair Trading has asked parents be cautious when purchasing toys this Christmas after finding there are a number of items on the market that are potentially  hazardous.

According to NSW Fair Trading:

Toys with small parts are a particular worry. Anything smaller than a ping pong ball or an Australian 20 cent coin could choke a child under 3.

See which toys failed Fair Trading's safety inspection this year - download  the Christmas product safety survey 2017

For more top tips, visit Safe Toys at NSW Fair Trading NSW.  

You can check for choking hazards by making a DIY safety tool called ‘Choke Check’


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.