Safety in the home, at work and during travel can prevent accidents. Reduce your risk of injury from road trauma, drowning, chemical or food poisoning, ear or eye damage, infection and environmental hazards.
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Topic: Child safety
Some children are unsettled the first few nights in a ‘big bed’ – try to be patient, loving and reassuring.
Most injuries to babies do not occur by chance – many are predictable and largely preventable.
Even if your baby furniture meets every safety standard and recommendation, your child still needs close supervision.
Most hot tap water scald injuries to children happen in the bathroom.
The Child Protection Service provides child-centred, family-focused services to protect children from harm caused by abuse within the family.
Call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 immediately if you suspect your child has been poisoned or given the wrong medicine or the wrong dose of medicine.
The best way to reduce the risk of injury to children is to remove a potentially dangerous item or add a safety product.
Give your child lots of riding practice and safe cycling tips, and check their bike regularly.
Children should be always be closely supervised near all animals and taught how to behave safely around pets.
Young children often can't see past parked cars and don't have the experience to judge the speed and distance of an oncoming car.
Babies and children can quickly lose body fluids in hot weather, which can lead to dehydration.
Play environments can be safe and beneficial for your child. With proper planning, you can ensure your child gets plenty of playtime activity.
By making a few practical changes to your home, you can dramatically reduce the risk of injury to your child.
Taking care to restrain children properly while travelling in a car is the best way to prevent injuries.
Kids are not to blame for violence at home – it’s not your fault and it’s not a special secret
Children are commonly injured by poking objects inside appliances or electrical power points, or by playing with appliances
Children who live on farms are at greater risk of injury and death than their parents or other farm workers.
A child’s ‘digital footprint’ can be as easy to follow as their real footprints.
Teach your child strategies for responding to mobile phone bullying.
Scooters can travel at fast speeds and falls and collisions are disturbingly common.
Toddlers are most at risk of drowning because they are mobile and curious but don't understand the danger of water.