Kidsafe SA Incorporated is the South Australian licensee of the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia (CAPFA), a national organisation devoted to the prevention of unintentional death and injuries to children. And it is our youngest children who are most at risk.
In fact, half the children injured are younger than five years old. More than half of these injuries happen at home.
Unfortunately these accidents are very often predictable and therefore often preventable. In the 30+ years since the establishment of Kidsafe, the number of children killed as a result of accidental injury has more than halved.
Kidsafe, along with other like-minded agencies has undoubtedly played a major role in this decrease.
However, injury is still the leading cause of death in Australian children aged one to fourteen years, accounting for nearly half of all deaths in this age group.
There is still more work to be done! Kidsafe SA is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional death and injuries to South Australian children.