Home Safety
Come visit the "Safety Whare"

Safekids Aotearoa's Safety Whare is a travelling exhibition that will visit communities throughout New Zealand in 2017, to raise awareness about the leading injuries in tamariki; those that happen 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.

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home related injuries in NZ
THE NUMBERS

48

children are killed in the home EVERY YEAR.

88%

of those killed are under 0-4 years old.

231

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.”

Below are the confirmed tour venues and dates (more venues to be announced soon). 

To enquire about booking the Safety Whare at your community event, email Alessandra

Date

Area

Venue

10/12/2016

Hamilton

Western Community Centre

19/02/2017

Palmerston North

Esplanade Open Day

11/03/2017

Porirua

Creekfest, Cannons Creek

23/03/2017

Taupo

Great Lake Centre, Taupo

25/03/2017

Otahuhu

Otahuhu Town Hall, 10 High Street

01/04/2017

Otahuhu

Otahuhu Health Expo at Otahuhu Pool & Leisure Centre 

13/05/2017

Auckland

Toddlers Day at Massey YMCA 

20/05/2017

 Whanganui

Family Fun Day, Springvale Sports Stadium

26-27/5/2017

Wellington

Safer Homes Week at the Michael Fowler Centre

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: