Kidsafe NSW - NSW Office (located at Westmead)
Christine Erskine—Executive Officer
Christine has qualifications in adult and community education. Prior to taking up her position in January 2008, she managed a range of programs across NSW aimed at providing education and training opportunities to a diverse range of clients including isolated parents, youth at risk, vocational childcare and office administration students. She has been involved in public health advocacy and community health campaigns.
Vicki Milne—Project Officer, Road Safety
With qualifications in education, Vicki has worked for many years in the public sector across a range of portfolios including administration, management and public education. Vicki’s main area of focus is providing information to parents and carers on correct choice and usage of child restraints in vehicles.
Stacie Powell - Project Officer, Road Safety; Home and Community Safety
Stacie has been advocating for better health outcomes in vulnerable groups since 2000, specifically in child injury prevention for the past seven years. She holds a Master of Public Health and many years of experience in grief and crisis counselling. Her great passion is reducing health inequalities through prevention and education. Stacie is grateful for exceptional colleagues and to be a part of the important work of Kidsafe NSW.
Belinda Aussel—Administration Officer
Belinda has worked in a range of administrative roles in private and government organisations. She takes pride in her customer service and organisational skills. Belinda is dedicated to assist in the prevention of unintentional death and serious injury to children.
Vicky has been a volunteer at Kidsafe NSW for over 10 years and is a valuable asset particularly when assisting with the annual Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo and mail outs.
Kidsafe NSW Playground Advisory Unit Team
The Playground Advisory Unit at Kidsafe NSW offers a range of services including inspections, workshops, playground design information, plans review or construction and maintenance advice.
Kim Cooke - Manager
Kim has had involvement in the design and development of outdoor play spaces with a specific interest in creating opportunities for mindfulness for children, through the use of exploration in natural play spaces. Kim has extensive experience in Local Government across all Education and Care Service types. Kim is enthused to supporting and continue to develop valued partnerships with the community and playspace stakeholders, to create amazing, inclusive and safe play spaces for everyone.
Shawn Little - Project Officer
Shawn is a Landscape Architect with an interest in biophilic design and free public domain. With experience in private design practice and local government, Shawn brings a wealth of experience in the development of focused spaces for children and young people. Shawn is committed to the importance of play in every child’s life and of creating freely accessible, caring, engaging and active places for everyone. As a project officer with Kidsafe, Shawn is invested in improving the quality and access to children’s play environments and supporting playground designers, owners and operators.
Kay Lockhart—Training and Education Manager
Kay’s primary focus is in play, risk benefit play and natural elements in playspaces. Kay has developed a particular interest in labyrinths and the value of the inclusion of a labyrinth in a playspace. Kay has an early childhood background having worked in and managed long day care and OOSH services. Kay is committed to the education, safety and wellbeing of children.