Christmas is a time of fun and excitement for children and families. During this time, most children are on school holidays and therefore spending a lot
of time around the home or partaking in outdoor activities. This busy time of year can often cause disruption in routine for families, leading to potential
lapses in concentration and supervision, which can cause an increase in preventable child injuries during this time.
New data released by Kidsafe WA, with the support of the Western Australian Department of Health shows that injuries over the Christmas period accounts for approximately 16 percent of all injury presentations to the Perth Children’s Hospital Emergency Department (PCH ED).
With the support of the Western Australian Department of Health, Kidsafe WA has released new data showing that there were almost 19,000 injury presentations to the Perth Children's Hospital Emergency Department between July 2018 and June 2019.
A partnership between Kidsafe WA and Horizon Power is taking electrical safety information to the Goldfields region this May.
The holiday period is an exciting time for children, however unfortunately this is also a time when injuries to children can increase. This time of year involves countless gatherings and celebrations where supervision of children can lapse.
Kidsafe WA and the Royal Life Saving Society WA team up to deliver child injury prevention workshops to the Wheatbelt community.
Wednesday 17 February 2016
Electricity is an essential part of our lives but often it is only when the power goes out that we realise how important it is. It can also be a dangerous product, so Horizon Power has partnered with Kidsafe WA to further promote electrical safety.
The West Australian
Children are at significant risk of road injuries in Australia, with transport-related injuries one of the leading causes of death in children under the age of 15. In the 2008/09 financial year alone, there were over 7,000 injuries to Australian children under the age of 15 caused by land transport accidents.
Australasian Parks and Leisure
In 2015 Kidsafe WA developed a research project to compare the safety risks and health benefits between manufactured playgrounds and nature playgrounds within a school environment. Results showed that both manufactured and nature playgrounds are perceived to be safe or moderately safe for children.
News2u, Goodstart Early Learning Centre
Dr Fiona Wood OAM, Kidsafe WA, and the local fire and emergency service launched a burns prevention animation at Goodstart East Perth, Western Australia. The children learnt what to do in the event of a burn or scald by watching the animation featuring Professor Wood.