National Kidsafe Day

National Kidsafe Day 2017 – Tuesday the 24th October.

The aim of National Kidsafe Day is to increase the awareness of preventable child injuries as well as the critical work of Kidsafe Australia.

‘Split Second’ campaign

The key message this National Kidsafe Day – 24 October 2017 – is that ‘child safety is no accident.’ The majority of serious injuries that can change lives in just a split second, are preventable.

A cup of hot tea or coffee left in reach of a child; backyard swimming pool gates left open; household cleaners found under the sink; handbags containing medications; a car reversing out of a driveway and accessible button batteries are some of the hazards that can change the life of a family in the blink of an eye.

‘Split Second’ Blog:  NKD Blog_Child Safety is no Accident_Split Second

Fact Sheet: National Kidsafe Day 2017_Injury Facts and Tips

Media release: 24.10.17 NKD Media Release_ It Only Takes a Split Second

National Events

Visit your local Kidsafe website via to find out more about National Kidsafe Day in your state/territory. National Kidsafe Day is always held on the Tuesday of Children’s Week. To find out more about Children’s Week visit

You can show your support for National Kidsafe Day by providing a donation via your state or territory’s website here.

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