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Child wellbeing experts echo governments’ demands for dog safety

As governments around the country call for a ban on dangerous dog breeds, child safety experts are again warning parents to be careful with pets. The Australian Vet Association has a policy of allowing one ‘free’ bite before the animal is put down – but it could be that one bite that causes injury, or [...]

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Architects launch Home Safety Renovation program

A prominent group of Australia’s architects have today launched a national home renovation program aimed at providing Australian families with renovations and improvements that promise to make homes safer for children, adults and seniors – as well as providing first class sustainable economical designs and good capital gains opportunities. Concept founder, architect Robert Caulfield, said [...]

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Child road safety warning as school holidays near

School holidays are approaching and for many families, that means hitting the road to take a break out‐of‐town. Along with the colouring books, snacks, water, music and other car trip items, child safety experts are reminding parents not to leave caution at home either. The latest statistics from Monash University’s Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit reveal [...]

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School holiday safety

School holidays are a much anticipated occasion for children all around the country – so make sure it’s a time of fun and relaxation, and not spent in the emergency room. Each year, thousands of youngsters end up in hospital after injuring themselves at home. The latest statistics from Monash University’s Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit [...]

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Parents Warned: Caution Saves Children’s Lives

Following a recent spate of house fires around Melbourne, parents are being urged to ensure their homes are not putting children at risk of electrical-induced injuries. Increased use of radiators, electric blankets, kettles and other appliances can easily overstress electrical circuits and power points. In addition, the proliferation of media based equipment including computer tablets, [...]

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Winter warning on child burns

The recent snap of cold weather has prompted a warning to parents and grandparents of toddlers tobe wary of the dangers of burns and scalds. Melissa Abalo of Homesafe Kids, said today that with winter approaching, families need to be more vigilant about ensuring their children and grandchildren don’t suffer permanent injuries or disfigurement from burns and [...]

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Building regulation call on toddler window falls

Child safety organisation, Homesafe Kids, is calling for a review of building regulations to limit the dangers posed to young children. Melissa Abalo from Homesafe Kids said that falls are the most common cause of child hospital presentations – many of the most serious incidents caused by toddlers slipping out of windows they have opened themselves. “The most [...]

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