Keeping children safe is one of the best ways to show they are treasured, say the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) and Safekids New Zealand. CYMRC operates under the umbrella of the Health Quality & Safety Commission and reviews the deaths of children and young people aged from 28 days to 24 years old.

Children’s Day is this Sunday, 4 March, and Dr Nick Baker (CYMRC) and Ann Weaver (Safekids) are encouraging families to consider how safe their children are at home, around moving vehicles, and in the presence of alcohol.

“It’s a day for families to have fun together but it’s also a good opportunity to show children they are valued by making sure they are not exposed to risks they can’t manage,” says Dr Baker.

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