Home Safety
"Make Your Home A Safety Zone"

The home is where the ‘heart’ of a family is -- a place of shelter, security and love. However, it is also the most common place where children are injured, particularly for under-5s. 

Make Your Home A Safety Zone is about taking action and making smart and responsible changes in and around the home. 

New: Safekids Aotearoa announced the Safekids Safety Whare — a travelling exhibition that will visit communities to raise awareness about the leading injuries that happen in the home. 

For more information and tour dates, click here.

 

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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.

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:

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.