In light of the current COVID-19 situation and the restrictions on non-essential public gatherings, the Kidsafe WA Child Injury Prevention Symposium has been postponed. Whilst this is disappointing, we have a duty to follow the direction from the State and Federal Government to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved. Kidsafe WA will seek to reschedule the Symposium for later in the year.
Stay tuned for a new event date coming soon – until then check out the event details below.
The Changes, Challenges and Accomplishments in Child Injury Prevention over the last 40 Years
Preventable injury is a major cause of death and disability for Australians of all ages. Over 27 West Australian children die each year from preventable injuries, while a further 7,000 are hospitalised.
In 2020, Kidsafe WA will celebrate their 40th Anniversary. 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 and road traffic accidents, as well as the areas of product safety and injury surveillance. This has required collaborative action from the government, not for profit organisations, the 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 reflect on how far we have come and on 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 presentation from Colin Pettit, The Commissioner for Children and Young People of Western Australia, Professor Gervase Chaney, Dean of Medicine at Notre Dame University, representatives from the Department of Health, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (Consumer Protection), Telethon Kids Institute, and many more!