Every day, 5000 children require medical attention, around 180 children are admitted to hospitals in Australia as a result of injury. Some of these children will suffer permanent scarring or disability as a result of their injury. Tragically, around four children per week will die as a result of injury.
Preventing childhood injuries does not mean "wrapping children in cotton wool" but it does involve child protection through supervision, and creating and maintaining safer environments in which children can learn, grow and develop safety conscious behaviours. Minor bumps, bruises and grazes will always occur, but things can be done to prevent serious injury and injury related deaths to children.
Protect your child's safety - follow our child safety guidelines, make sure you have an up-do-date first aid kit on hand and consider doing a kids first aid course.