Over 150 Australian children die each year from preventable injuries, while a further 58,000 are hospitalised. Kidsafe exists to prevent these tragedies.
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Today Kidsafe SA warned that a split second is all it takes for a child to be seriously injured, with on average 3 Australian children dying every week from preventable injuries.
Drowning is one of the leading causes of death for Australian children under 5 years of age. Kidsafe’s ‘Safe Barriers Save Lives’ Backyard Pool Safety campaign calls on all pool and spa owners to sign up to Kidsafe’s pool party event on Facebook and pledge to check the safety of their pool or spa barrier on Sunday October 1, in the lead up to the warmer months.
Organised by the Women's and Children's Hospital Youth Advisory Group, the Our Generation: Youth Health Mattersconference was attended by 115 children aged 10 to 13 years in February. Our CEO Holly Fitzgerald spoke to the children about child safety and challenged them to think of ways they could influence others to make safer choices.