Archive for the ‘Child safety’ Category

Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia in 2017

By Know Injury • December 11th, 2018

The WA Department of Health recently published the 2017 edition of the Health and Wellbeing of Children in Western Australia report. In collating this report 780 parents and carers of children aged 0 to 15 years were randomly sampled and completed a computer assisted telephone interview. The report highlights that in 2017 approximately one inmore…

WA children sporting injury hospitalisation

By Know Injury • May 8th, 2018

Participation in sporting activities offers children numerous health benefits, however participation in sport can also result in an injury. Exploring the incidence of sporting injury presentations to Princess Margaret Hospital’s Emergency Department (PMH ED), Kidsafe WA recently released a research report exploring this topic. As indicated in the infographic below from the childhood sporting injuriesmore…

Wellbeing of Australian Children and Youth

By Know Injury • March 20th, 2018

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) recently released its third report card on the wellbeing of young Australians. This report provides data relating to how Australian children and youth are faring in six areas; loved and safe, material basics, healthy, learning, participating, and positive sense of identity and culture. These six areasmore…

Child Injuries – Summit Session Recap

By Know Injury • January 12th, 2018
Child Injuries – Summit Session Recap

The child injures session at the Injury Summit 2017 highlighted numerous priority areas and concerns for those working within the sector. There was an agreeance that the incidence of child injuries was much higher within high risk populations, one being those living in regional WA. Highlighting that more work needs to be done within thesemore…

Australian Child Health Survey finds Australian parents disregarding safety guidelines

By Know Injury • January 16th, 2017
Australian Child Health Survey finds Australian parents disregarding safety guidelines

A nationwide survey has found Australian parents are disregarding safety guidelines when their children are trampolining or riding a bike, scooter or skateboard. The poll, which surveyed 2,015 parents across Australia regarding the prevention and response to childhood incidents and injuries, also identified that parents were not confident to administer first aid or CPR tomore…

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