For more information and to access the campaign resources, including the online home pool safety assessment app visit http://www.kidsafevic.com.au/water-safety/pool-fence-safety
Kidsafe Australia with the support of NRMA Insurance and SGIO have developed the ‘Make Passenger Safety a Priority’ animation to reduce the risk of injury to children whilst travelling in your car this Holiday Season. In Australia, transport related injuries are the leading cause of death and the second most common cause of hospitalisation for children aged zero to 14 years. Fortunately there are simple things you can do to make it safer for your children whilst travelling on the road.
To view the animation Click Here or on the image below.
The National Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles have been developed by Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and Kidsafe - The Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia. The National Guidelines provide best practice recommendations that have been approved by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
NeuRA and Kidsafe want to see all children as safe as they can be when travelling in cars. Ensuring that parents receive straightforward, consistent advice from all sources on how to keep children safe in cars is an important step in making this happen.
For more information click here.
The Honourable Mr Justice Charles Leycester Devenish Meares, AC, CMG (1909-1994)
Justice Meares ‘championed’ child safety and
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He held many positions of great importance, including Chairman of the NSW Bar Council (1961-63), First President of the Australian Bar Association (1963-64), on the Council of the Professions, and Chairman of the NSW Law Reform Commission. He had been appointed a QC in 1954. On his retirement in 1979 he pursued his interest in working with national organisations whose aim was to assist those with a disability and to advocate for injury prevention particularly among children. In fact, he played a leading role in establishing the Child Accident Prevention Foundation (CAPFA), otherwise known as Kidsafe. The Hon CLD Meares was Vice President of the Foundation for 10 years. According to The Hon. Raymond Reynolds (NSW Supreme Court Judge from 19967-83), had it not been for the commitment with which The Hon CLD Meares pursued the idea with state governments and in medical and road safety circles, to make a good idea an established and funded reality, it is very doubtful that the Foundation would have become the major children’s advocacy organisation it now is.
In 1995, CAPFA established a perpetual trust known as The Leycester Meares Bequest as a result of the significant financial contribution of $50,000 from the Estate of Justice Meares, and in honour of the valuable support he provided to Kidsafe over many years. An additional $50,000 was contributed to the Bequest from barristers and members of Bar Associations across Australia. Investment derived from the Bequest supports national Kidsafe projects including National Kidsafe Day.
Kidsafe continues to advocate on child safety issues, providing the community, parents and carers with information, advice, guidance and support. The Trustees of The Leycester Meares Bequest provide on-going commitment to Kidsafe for projects with a national focus.
For information on Kidsafe’s national profile and projects visit www.kidsafe.com.au
To donate to the Bequest contact Kidsafe on 02 9845 0894 for further information.
27 March 2013 - Kidsafe Victoria launch new Road Safety Campaign (click here to find out more)
25 March 2013 - Kidsafe NSW launch 'Grow me Safely' website
19 February 2013 - Kidsafe SA launch new Driveway Safety CSA
23 October 2012 - Parents urged to go 'back to basics' on National Kidsafe Day 2012 (Click here for more)
"An estimated four children per week in Australia present to an emergency department with a button battery related injury," Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit’s Director, Dr Ruth Barker said.
Button batteries found in remote controls and other household electronic devices are a severe and little known risk for young children. A joint campaign by Energizer, Kidsafe, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is being launched today (April 3, 2012).
"The Battery Controlled campaign is being launched to alert parents and carers about the danger that coin-sized batteries pose to children if swallowed," ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court said.
The Battery Controlled campaign is calling on parents to keep batteries out of reach of children, get help fast if swallowed, and to spread the word about the danger.
More information can be found at www.thebatterycontrolled.com.au and on the Product Safety Australia website (www.productsafety.gov.au) and social media channels: @ProductSafetyAU Twitter account and the ACCC Product Safety Facebook page.
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