Registrations open for 2017 Safekids injury prevention workshop

3 Apr 2017 | Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Safekids Aotearoa is organising another round of New Zealand's only dedicated workshops for unintentional child injury prevention.

There are 14 community workshops confirmed, and the kaupapa or theme this year is Make Your Home a Safety Zone.

Rotorua  Thursday 4 May
Taumaranui  Friday 5 May
Auckland South Thursday 11 May
Moerewa  Wednesday 17 May
Whangarei  Thursday 18 May
Tauranga  Wednesday 24 May
Taupo  Thursday 25 May
Hamilton  Friday 26 May
Invercargill Wednesday 31 May
Christchurch  Thursday 1 June
Central Hawkes Bay Wednesday 7 June
Wairoa  Thursday 8 June
Palmerston North Thursday 15 June
Gisborne  Wednesday 16 August

Safekids will present new information and resources:

  • national and regional data on child home injuries
  • Māori and Pacific child injuries 
  • the Safekids Safety Whare
  • updates on the Pool Fencing and Tenancy Act
  • new data on dog bites, farm safety and child restraints.

Each workshop will also include local child injury topics relevant to the community or region.

"There is no cost to register, and everyone with interest in child safety should join," said Alessandra Francoia, Safekids Child Injury Prevention Advisor.

The workshops are particularly beneficial to community leaders, policy makers, health professionals, teachers, home visitors, injury prevention practitioners, Tamariki Ora providers, DHBs, councils, refugee and new migrant, and social support services.

More workshop venues will be announced soon.

To register and for more information, email Victoria Jarvis: VictoriaJ@adhb.govt.nz.

Download the Safekids Workshop Flyer (171 KB, pdf)

Last updated 03/04/2017