The Home Safety Section looks at information and programs on how to keep children safe in and around your home.
The home is the most common location for child injuries to occur with over half of hospital presentations being for injuries that occur at home.
Three out of four serious injuries to young children occur in the place you would think that they would be the safest – their own home.
Do you know how safe is your home?
The key messages of home safety are;
- Pools and spas fully fenced, with well maintained, self-closing gates.
- Hot water from the bath taps at a safe 50ºc.
- Barriers such as stair and fire guards in place to keep children away from hazards.
- Child resistant latches fitted to cupboards where dangers like medicines, cleaners, matches and lighters are stored.
- Smoke alarms installed with fire brigade advice, and checked regularly.
- Play areas fenced off from the street and the driveway.
Want to raise awareness for home safety?
Access our online facts sheets, contact us for information pamphlets on home safety material or Kidsafe NT can conduct educational workshops and seminars in Darwin, Palmerston and rural communities.