The Changes, Challenges and Accomplishments in Child Injury Prevention over the last 40 Years
Injury is a major cause of preventable deaths and disabilities that affect Australians of all ages. Over 27 West Australian children die each year from preventable injuries, while a further 7,000 are hospitalised.
Over the past 40 years, Western Australia has achieved significant gains in the prevention of many types of childhood injuries including burns and scalds, poisoning, drowning, falls, safe sleeping, road traffic accidents as well as the areas of product safety and injury surveillance. This has required collaborative action from government, not for profit organisations, industry and the community to maximise the reach, efficiency and effectiveness of injury prevention initiatives. As we look towards the future of child injury prevention Kidsafe WA would like to also reflect on how far we have come, the challenges and accomplishments that got us here.
Join us as we explore the changes, challenges and accomplishments in Western Australian child injury prevention over the last four decades.
Hear presentations from Colin Pettit, The Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia, Consumer Protection WA, Professor Gervase Chaney, Dean, The School of Medicine at Notre Dame University, as well as representatives from the Department of Health, Royal Life Saving WA, Telethon Kids Institute plus many more!
This free event will be held on Tuesday 18th May 2021 at the University Club of Western Australia (UWA).