Kidsafe WA is the leading independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting safety and preventing childhood injuries and accidents in Western Australia. Injuries are the leading cause of death in Australian children aged zero to seventeen, accounting for nearly half of all deaths in this age group. More children die of injury than die of cancer, asthma and infectious diseases combined. Many of these deaths and injuries can be prevented. Kidsafe WA works in the community to educate and inform parents and children on staying safe at home, at play and on the road.
Over 24 Western Australian children die each year from preventable injuries, while a further 8,000 are hospitalised. Kidsafe WA exists to prevent these tragedies.
To prevent childhood death from injury and to reduce the severity of injuries to children through education, advocacy and research.
Kidsafe WA is committed to ensuring West Australian children become healthy adults. Our specific values focus on:
- Helping others