Child safety in the home

Injuries are the leading cause of death in Australian Children aged one to fourteen, accounting for nearly half of all the deaths in this age group.  

More children die of injury than die of cancer, asthma and infectious diseases combined.

Young children under the age of five years are most at risk of unintentional injury, and account for around half of all child injury deaths.

Most childhood accidents happen in the home, where injuries can often be prevented by implementing known safety prevention measures and strategies.

Injury prevention information

You can find out how to keep your children safe by visiting a number of different websites:

Topic Organisation/s
Backyard and playground safety: Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre
Child restraints: Kidsafe Victoria
Vicroads
Choking, suffocation and strangulation: Raising Children
Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre
Sids and Kids
Falls prevention: Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre
Home safety: Safekids Worldwide
Pedestrian safety: Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre
Vicroads
Pet safety: Raising Children
Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre
Preventing fire, burns and scalds: Country Fire Authority
Kidsafe
Raising Children
Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre
Preventing poisoning: Kidsafe Victoria
Raising Children
Returning Unwanted Medication (RUM)
Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre
Sport and recreation: Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre
Toy safety: Parenting and Child Health






Page last updated: Wednesday, 14 December 2016
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