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No helmet, no bike

23 Aug 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

NO helmet, no bike. This is the safety message Safekids New Zealand wants parents and caregivers to tell their bicycle-riding children.

SIDS prevention: 3000 lives saved but we can do better

16 Aug 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

This article looks at the fall in sudden infant deaths over the past two decades and argues that further lives can be saved by focussing on the increased risks from bed sharing.

Drop in teenage drink-drive convictions

14 Aug 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee is delighted that figures show that there has been a reduction in teenage drink-drive convictions.

CYMRC chair, Dr Nick Baker, talks to Campbell Live about 'huffing'

30 Jul 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee chair, Dr Nick Baker was interviewed by Campbell Live on 26 July about teenage deaths from huffing butane and the need for restricting sales of butane to prevent future deaths.

CYMRC letter to Coroner Evans

25 Jul 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

CYMRC's response to a request from Coroner Evans for its views on the adequacy of present state systems for the care and protection of children and suggestions about improvements

Tragic deaths show babies' fragility

24 Jul 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

A recent article about the tragic deaths of three infants highlights the importance of safe sleeping practices for babies.

Commission writes to DHBs about SUDI prevention

20 Jul 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has written to district health boards asking them to prioritise the prevention of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI).

Global study confirms high youth mortality rate

27 Apr 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

A recent article in The Lancet confirms high suicide rates among New Zealand’s young people, who also face high mortality rates compared to many other developed countries.

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Surviving the risk-taking years

29 Mar 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

During the ‘middle years’ young people need to gain skills to protect them from injury or death as older teenagers, says the Chair of the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC).

Surviving the risk-taking years

29 Mar 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

During the ‘middle years’ young people need to gain skills to protect them from injury or death as older teenagers, says the Chair of the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC).

Reminder of deadly impact of alcohol on children

22 Mar 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

A conference on the impact of alcohol on babies and children is a timely reminder that every child needs a sober caregiver, says the Chair of the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC).

Child Cycling Injury Prevention Workshops, April to June

20 Mar 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Safekids New Zealand invites community groups and organisations across the country with an interest in child injury prevention, to attend its free workshops focusing on ‘Child Cycling Injury Prevention’ and ‘Safety Out & About’.

Consider the safety of children this Children's day

3 Mar 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

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

‘Middle years’ focus required to prevent teen deaths

2 Mar 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Australian and New Zealand authorities have called for an increased focus on the critical role parents and communities can play in educating young people about risk-taking and the risks they face as they approach adulthood