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


For family day care educators, the Family Day Care Safety Guidelines are an excellent resource to have available to assist in maintaining a safe environment for children. The DRAFT 7th Edition of the Safety Guidelines are now open for public comment.  Please click here to download the DRAFT Family Day Care Safety Guidelines. Please email feedback to schn-kidsafe@health.nsw.gov.au by 5:00pm on Friday 4 October 2019.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIDSAFE!!

The child accident prevention foundation of Australia was first established on March 5, 1979 and we are celebrating our achievements all year.

Make sure you follow us to find out more. #KIDSAFE40YEARS

 

Active & Safe:  Aboriginal child injury prevention guidelines

The Active & Safe: Preventing Unintentional Injury to Aboriginal Children and Young People guidelines promote activity, safety and community strengths to address indigenous child injury and recognise that effective injury prevention for Aboriginal children requires appropriate engagement with Aboriginal communities and involves many groups working collaboratively to ensure coordination, leadership and sustained commitment.
 

Funded by NSW Health and developed by collaborators from the Australian Health Services Research Institute, the George Institute for Global Health, the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Kidsafe NSW, and the Australasian Injury Prevention Network, Active & Safe is the result of extensive research undertaken in 2016 with policymakers, injury researchers, practitioners and Aboriginal community members in NSW.

Australian research shows that Aboriginal children have consistently higher rates of injury than non-Aboriginal children. Mortality rates for Australian Indigenous children from injury-related causes are almost five times higher and hospitalisation rates two times higher than the rates for non-Indigenous children.

Click here for the Active & Safe:  Aboriginal child injury prevention guidelines

 


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.


 

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.


 


Safe Barriers Save Lives

Child Kidsafe's 'Safe Barriers Save Lives' Backyard Pool Sasfety campaign calls on all pool and spa owners to check the safety of their pool or spa barriers and set their home pool defence, to assist in keeping children safe in and around water.  Click here for more information.


Hot Drinks Burn Like Fire

Kidsafe NSW, with the support of the Julian Burton Burns Trust and Clipsal by Schneider Electric, would like to remind everyone that HOT DRINKS BURN LIKE FIRE. 

For more information click here!

To download this resource in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Vietnamese and Nepali languages click here!

 


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.'


 



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.