Unfortunately they are also the most common place for child injury, accounting for 60% of all unintentional injuries in children aged 0-4. Homes are designed for adults and pose a number of risks for children. Identifying and addressing hazards in and around the house, making small changes, buying more child friendly products and providing effective adult supervision can dramatically reduce the risk of unintentional injury to young children. Complete our home safety checklist to see how Kidsafe your home is.
In addition, many parents have said that one of the best decisions they made was to complete a basic first aid course. You can contact St John or Red Cross for information about the services they offer.
A Parent’s Guide to Kidsafe Homes booklet provides some simple steps you can take to make your home a safer place for children. Click here to download a copy. Hardcopies of this booklet are available for purchase from Kidsafe SA – (08) 8161 6318.
For further information on home safety, head to our resources tab and download or print out our brochures and information sheets.
Falls are the leading cause of childhood injury. It seems inevitable that children will fall, they are learning to control their movements, they have difficulty assessing risks and they are always on the go. Although falls typically result in scrapes, bumps and bruises there can be more serious injuries. It's important to remember that it's not about the grazes and that serious fall injuries can be prevented. Check out the video produced by Kidsafe WA 'Preventing Falls in Children.'
The Kidsafe WA Online Safety Demonstration House is an initiative designed to provide access for all to look at the potential hazards for children that can be found around the home, and simple steps you can take to keep your children safe.
If you would like to take a tour of the Kidsafe WA Online Safety Demonstration House just click on the picture!