Child safety

Child safety

Parents, guardians and child-care providers all play a role in child safety.

Tips for parents and carers

For information on early development, programs and services as well as tips on activities specific to your child’s age visit the Early Years Count website .

Read tip sheets about caring for:

Read tips on the Raising Children Network website about caring for:

Buying for your baby

Be careful when buying nursery and baby products. While most baby products are safe and dependable, not all products are made to the same standard. Make sure you choose the safest products.

Child Abduction Alerts

Child Abduction Alerts are broadcast on the radio to help police find children who have been abducted and return them home safely.

The alert is activated by police when all of the below apply:

  • a child under the age of 17 has been abducted
  • the child is at risk of serious harm or death
  • there is enough descriptive information available to make the alert effective
  • an urgent public broadcast will assist location and safe recovery of the child.

Read more about Child Abduction Alerts.



Reporting abuse


The Kidsafe website provides information for families, children, teachers and government workers on keeping children safe, including:

Safety for Piccaninny

Safety for Piccaninny—Our Little Ones is an injury prevention booklet for Aboriginal families, focusing on reducing childhood injury in 4 key areas:

  • drowning
  • poisoning
  • burns or scalds
  • falls.

The booklet was endorsed by the Kalkadoon Elders, with input from people from other indigenous tribes, including the Waanyi and Alywarra peoples.