National Kidsafe Day – Tuesday 24 October 2017
Today is National Kidsafe Day and remember child safety is no accident!
Did you know that most injuries to children are unintentional – often descried as “accidents?” Over 1000 children are hospitalised every week in Australia due to unintentional injuries and many more injured children visit their GP or other health professional. In fact, 96% of injury hospital admissions are due to unintentional injuries.
Child injury hospitalisation rates have remained constant for 10 years (2002 – 2012) and is the leading cause of death for those aged 0-16. Most accidents involving young children happen in and around the home. knowing what to watch for and how to make children’s environments safe is the key to reducing these numbers.
The good news is that unintentional injuries are predictable and preventable.
National Kidsafe Day is part of Children’s Week (21-29 October) and we want to focus on reducing injuries to children. Download HomeSafetyChecklist2013 to help identify and reduce hazards in and around the home.
Support National Kidsafe Day on Tuesday 24th October and consider making a donation at www.kidsafeday.com.au so that together we can create ‘a safer world for kids’!