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’.

Cycling related injuries are one of the top three causes of all injury related hospitalisations for children in New Zealand. In the five year period 2005-2009, a total of 2,436 child cyclists aged 0-14 years were injured severely enough to be admitted to hospital, an average of 487 hospitalisations per year.

“The Safekids Campaign workshop is an opportunity for Child Injury Prevention practitioners, agencies, community groups, volunteer services and organisations to receive up-to-date information and new resources on this injury issue,” said Ann Weaver, Director, Safekids New Zealand.

For dates and contact information, visit www.safekids.org.nz/index.php/page/Workshops.

Sponsored by Starship Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Safekids Campaign Workshops encourages attendees to network across sectors, engage in planning activities, and develop joint strategies for action in their local community. 

About Safekids New Zealand

Safekids New Zealand is the injury prevention service of Starship Children’s Health and a member of Safe Kids Worldwide. Our mission is to reduce the incidence and severity of unintentional injuries to New Zealand's children aged 0 - 14 years.  For more information, contact Anthony Rola at anthonyr@adhb.govt.nz, visit www.safekids.org.nz or call 09 631 0717.

Last updated 20/03/2012