SafeStart - every child deserves one

SafeStart is a community partnership for targeted reduction of child injuries. Unintentional injuries are a leading cause of death for children and are a major reason for hospital and emergency department admissions in Victoria.

In Victoria an average of 126 children per day have to visit an emergency department because of an injury. 

SafeStart fact sheets

The following fact sheets have been developed to assist in child injury prevention.

Falls fact sheet (319kb)

Poisoning fact sheet (316kb)

Water Safety fact sheet (295kb)

Choking and suffocation fact sheet (284kb)

Animal safety fact sheet (450kb)

Fire safety fact sheet (261kb)

Burns and scalds fact sheet (323kb)

Play safety fact sheet (493kb)

Hit struck crush injuries fact sheet (298kb)

Farm safety fact sheet (301kb)

Cutting and piercing fact sheet (211kb)

Tortoise's Top 8 Safety Songs CD

SafeStart has developed a whole CD of safety songs for children called Tortoise's Top 8. Please contact the Health Promotion Team to order your free copy.

Further information

For more information about SafeStart please contact the Community Safety Administration at the City of Casey or email