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Young children need to have a safe environment.
- They are too young to take care of their own safety.
- They cannot understand danger.
- Telling them and teaching them about danger is important, but it does not keep them safe.
Keeping young children safe is an adult's responsibility.
Most injuries to young children happen at home, so it is very important to make your home as safe as possible.
To find out more about child safety have a look at these topics on these other Australian sites:
Raising Children Network
Pregnancy, birth and baby
NSW Health, Multicultural Communication
Injury prevention topics in many different languages
- Have emergency phone numbers near the phone:
- Police, ambulance, fire (in Australia dial 000)
- Your doctor
- Poisons Information 13 11 26 (in all parts of Australia)
- Have a first aid kit in the house and car.
- Install an Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker in your fuse box.
- Install smoke-detectors and check that they are still working.
- Check that homes you visit with your child are safe.
- Do a first aid course which includes emergency resuscitation, so that you will know what to do.
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).
This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.