A recent snapshot of Child Injury in Australia revealed that in a 12 month period:

  • children per week died due to an unintentional injury. This figure has more than halved from the average of 14 child deaths per week in 1979.
  • 289 children were admitted to hospital due to a non-fatal drowning incident. These can cause severe, long term or permanent disability.
  • 2,027 children were admitted to hospital due to poisoning. More than half of these were poisoning incidents involving pharmaceuticals.
  • 7,036 children were admitted to hospital due to transport incidents. Over a third of these were bike related.
  • 26,734 children were admitted to hospital due to a fall. Falls from playground equipment were the most common cause.

(Source- AIHW, Hospital separations due to injury and poisoning, Australia 2009-10. Report released 30th November 2012).

Kidsafe NT provides a range of services focussed on reducing unintentional childhood injuries.  These services include;

Community Education

Kidsafe NT offers an extensive community education program to raise public awareness of child safety issues, including:

  • Retail and resource centre located at 1/9 Charlton Court, Woolner NT 0820
  • Telephone Advisory service
  • Website with safety information 
  • Participation in community events in the form of static and interactive displays
  • Community Talks and Pesentations for parent and professional groups

Suggested topics for community talks include;

  • Road safety and child restraints – using the right car restraint the right way!
  • Home safety – home safety risks
  • Playground safety
  • Burns and scalds
  • Poisons
  • Choking
  • Children and electricity
  • Child safety products
  • Safe toys and nursery furniture
Please contact us to make a booking (modest fee structure applies fro professional organisations, established community support agencies and Government organisations, others are delivered free of charge)
Child Car Restraint Hire and Fitting Service and Car Restraint Sales

Kidsafe NT provides a child car restraint hire and fitting service in line with current road safety legislation.  Our fitters are qualified Type 1 restraint fitters so you can assure your child's safety is in good hands.

For more information on the hire and fitting service go to our Road Safety page or contact us to make an appointment.
Contact us to inquire about any of these services.