Mandatory reporting is a term used to describe a law requiring some groups of people to report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to...
Disclosures of abuse and neglect
Children may disclose abuse that is occurring or that happened to them in the past. This might be distressing but you need to know how to respond if...
Harmful Sexual Behaviour
Children and young people may engage in sexual behaviour that is not normal for their age, and is harmful to themselves or others. This can be...
Around the house
These are some simple things you can do to help keep children safe around your home. Safety Locate furniture away from windows where a child can't...
In the bathroom
These are some simple things you can do to keep children safe in the bathroom. Safety Set hot water systems so hot water is not hotter than 50C Keep...
In the kitchen
These are some simple things you can do to keep children safe in the kitchen Safety Keep knives safely out of reach Locate a fire extinguisher or...
If you are caring for a baby or infant it is important to understand and follow safe sleeping advice to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death...
Emergency Preparedness at Home
Being Prepared Matters! Emergencies can strike at anytime, anywhere and without warning. Being prepared helps protect yourself, the people you love...
Safety and privacy online
Helping children stay safe online is something that concerns us all. To support carers in learning more about online safety for children, we have...
Smoking and passive smoking
It’s illegal for children under 18 to purchase tobacco products. It’s also both illegal and irresponsible for any adult to give cigarettes to a...
Being sensible in hot weather and having sun-smart habits can help reduce the risk of skin cancer and protect children from sunburn, heat stroke,...
National child restraint laws Children up to the age of six months must be secured in an approved rearward facing restraint. Children aged from six...
Always keep watch when children are in and around any water. This means actively watching them, keeping them within arm’s reach and not just glancing...
When children go missing
Children from all different kinds of situations will occasionally run away from home and do this for lots of different reasons. Some children run...