Home Safety - Safekids NZ child safety information


Home Safety
Come visit the "Safety Whare"

Safekids Aotearoa's Safety Whare is a travelling exhibition that visits communities throughout New Zealand to raise awareness about the leading injuries to tamariki in the home. 

The Safety Whare was made possible with funding from Starship Foundation and brought to communities by Mobil. 

More information, tour venues and dates below.

Our partners

home related injuries in NZ


children are killed in the home EVERY YEAR.


of those killed are under 0-4 years old.


a hospitalised EVERY MONTH.

View Home Safety Resources

Click the link above to order or download resources (i.e. posters, flyers, infographics) relating to this injury issue.

Come visit the Safety Whare 

The large 10x3-metre exhibition looks like a real whare (house), but with digital, interactive and artistic demonstrations showing how to prevent falls, burns, swallowing of button batteries, cutting and piercing, drowning, poisoning, driveway run over injuries, as well as how to encourage safe sleeping.

We invite whānau to visit ‘our whare’, to touch, experience, have a conversation and take away important lessons on what they can do to prevent children from being seriously injured in their own homes.”

To enquire about booking the Safety Whare at your community event, email Charis at CharisM@adhb.govt.nz

Our upcoming 2019 Safety Whare Events are: 

Saturday 15th June 2019

Winter Wonderland


Glen Innes Community Centre, 96 Line Road, Glen Innes, Auckland

 Friday 11th October 2019

Well Child Event

Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre & Memorial Hall, Tauranga

 Friday 18th – Saturday 19th October 2019

A&P Spring Show

Poverty Bay Showgrounds, 20 Main Road, Makaraka, Gisborne



The Safekids Aotearoa Home Safety Toolkit is a flipchart designed to be kept and re-used by health professionals who visit families with young children to promote child injury prevention in the home. 

The flipchart covers several topics, presented by age, area and injury issue. Order this resource here.

Download our checklist for a comprehensive list of safety tips and reminders:

  • Living Areas
  • Bedrooms
  • Kitchen and Laundry
  • Bathroom
  • Outdoors. 

Download it here. This checklist is available in other languages.

We also have safety messages and information on other home-related topics: