Injury is the leading cause of death in Australian children aged under 15 years. Sadly over 27 West Australian children die each year from preventable injuries, while a further 7,000 are hospitalised. Across Western Australia young Aboriginal people are nearly twice as likely as non-Aboriginal people to be hospitalised for an injury. The injury death rate for Aboriginal children is 3 times higher than that of non-Aboriginal children.
Kidsafe WA has a range of resources available to help promote child injury prevention and raise awareness of the risks. These include posters, brochures, magnets and a professional flip chart to help facilitate group discussions on child injury prevention.
These resources were developed in consultation with regional community leaders, professionals, parents and carers with the support of the Western Australian Department of Health. They are targeted to specific regions, focusing on the relevant injury areas for the region and include photographs of local families.
To see what resources are available or to order resources follow this link to the Kidsafe WA online shop http://www.kidsafewa.com.au/publications-posters and look for our ‘Watch out for your kids’ resources.