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Kidsafe Opens New Children's Injury Prevention Hub

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Every year in Victoria approximately 19 children die and over 100,000 are treated in hospital as a result of unintentional injuries. The majority of these injuries and deaths are preventable.
   

Almost 500 Victorian Children Treated in Hospital Annually for Farm Injuries

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Kidsafe Victoria has launched its 'Staying Safe on the Farm' creative competition aimed at preventing the number of serious injuries on farms, which are responsible for ten children a week being treated in hospital.

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Retrospective Pool Barrier Laws Not Enough to Reduce Home Pool and Spa Drowning Rates

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 Kidsafe Victoria has stressed the need for a mandatory pool and spa register and a mandatory pool and spa barrier inspection system in Victoria, in order for government reforms to have a significant impact on reducing rates of fatal and non-fatal child drowning.

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Parents Urged to Maximise Child Restraint Protection

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Research reveals 28% of respondents reported that they rarely or never checked that the ISOFIX attachments on their restraint were clicked in and that the straps were tight enough.

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Back to School A Dangerous Time for Driveway Run Overs and Child Pedestrians

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Kidsafe Victoria has released a warning on the dangers of low speed run overs in the lead up to the start of the new school year - a time that signifies increased activity around driveways, school drop off zones and school crossings.
   

Parents Urged To Be A Safe Santa

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Kidsafe Victoria has urged parents to follow some Safe Santa Tips when buying presents for their children in the lead up to Christmas.

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