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Kidsafe WA Goes Regional

Every year, the Kidsafe WA team travel to regional communities to deliver child injury prevention programs and services to keep country kids safe at home, on the road and at play. During each visit, Kidsafe WA staff deliver free primary school incursions, professional development workshops and parent workshops at community organisations. This is a great opportunity for our team to meet with local families and to expand the reach of important childhood injury prevention messaging.

Children residing in regional and remote areas of WA are considerably more likely to be hospitalised for an injury in comparison to those living in metropolitan areas. These children are 2.6 times more likely to be injured in a transport accident and are at much higher risk of other serious injuries in comparison to children in metropolitan areas. There are a range of challenges regional families face, including long travel times to major towns, access to adequate health services, and childhood injury prevention services. To find out more about injuries in regional WA, click here to access Kidsafe WA’s Injuries to Children in Regional Locations Research Report.

Upcoming Regional Trips

This year, Kidsafe WA will be heading to the Midwest region in May, visiting Geraldton and surrounding towns. Services on offer will include primary school incursions and community workshops free of charge, along with child car restraint services that may incur some costs. If you are interested in having Kidsafe WA visit your school or community group, please contact or call (08) 6244 4885.

Due to its close proximity to Perth, Kidsafe WA also offers free child injury prevention services on request in the Wheatbelt and South West regions. If you are located in these regions and would like to have Kidsafe WA visit your school or organisation, please complete an expression of interest form on the Kidsafe WA website here.

Kidsafe WA regional visits are possible thanks to the support of the Department of Health WA.