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Protecting your tamariki | children

We work with trusted organisations to protect your tamariki from injury.

We partner with New Zealand communities to support the good work they’re doing with injury prevention.

Keeping your tamariki safe

The most avoidable injuries commonly sustained by tamariki at home are:

  • falls
  • suffocation and strangulation, including SUDI
  • burns
  • poisonings
  • drownings.  

Together, they make up over 50% of injuries children sustain. We focus on reducing the incidence and severity of injuries to children aged 0 to 12 years.

On average, each year 180,000 children injure themselves due to a fall, burn, poisoning, or drowning. These injuries can have a significant impact on the child and their families.

Our community partners supporting tamariki

To deliver programmes to help reduce injuries to tamariki we currently work with:

  • SafeKids
  • St John. 

Safekids delivers the Home Safety Programme. This helps reduce the number and severity of injuries to children at home.

Safekids Aotearoa

The St John's in schools programme teaches children responding to an emergency, first aid and injury prevention. This programme is for primary and intermediate age children.

St John in Schools

 

Last published: 20 May 2021