Safekids Aotearoa utilises evidence-based research and national and local child injury data alongside programme evaluation insights to develop and implement unintentional child injury initiatives. We work closely with clinicans to gather insights on emerging child injury trends and to understand the impact of injuries at the emergency department door and beyond.
We have close relationships with around 30 organisations nationally who work with whānau in the community and in their homes. We share injury prevention knowledge and resources to empower and equip these providers to help whānau make changes that keep their children safe. Nearly all of these organisations work directly with Māori and Pacific People’s whānau.
Our Māori team members maintain broad relationships with iwi, hapu and whānau that have enabled us to gather and share mātauranga Māori on child and whānau safety and traditional parenting. We have a growing network of Māori professionals to support this mahi. This includes Māori: editors, academics, evaluators, videographers, translators, composers, narrators and photographers. Our work is closely watched and supported by DHB Māori leadership and kaumatua and kaimahi with a growing interest in child injury prevention.