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Safety in and around the home and yard
Accidents can and do happen so easily. Sometimes accidents happen as a result of something completely out of our control such as environmental factors. Often, many accidents and injuries can be avoided with a little forethought. Accidents can be avoided by assessing risks around the home, taking precautions, applying some simple safety strategies and sometimes just making little changes.
Children love to explore and learn about their environment but don’t understand that they shouldn’t put everything and anything in their mouths or wrap things around their necks. Children also love to imitate so be a good role model with safe practices inside the home, in your yard, while travelling, out and about. When taking safety precautions always explain to your child what you are doing so they understand that dangers exist and can develop a safety sense of their own.
If you’re going to spend money on your children (and we all do!) prioritise safety first.
Whether indoors or out, always have full visibility of your children. And remember, if you are at all concerned about an accident, no matter how minor it may seem, consult one of the organisations in this section or go straight to your doctor and have your child checked out.
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National contacts and resources
000 Triple Zero emergency
Ambulance, Fire, Police
State Emergency Services
Translating and Interpreting Service
If you need support for yourself or someone right now, please contact one of the numbers below. Organisations and services will be added as our site grows. More support can be found across the other Safe pages.
Kids Help Line
Acknowledgement of Country
In the spirit of reconciliation Children's Guide acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.