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  • 4 December 2018

    Home Safety Device Grant Changes

    Safekids Aotearoa and ACC want to continue to support New Zealand organisations and services with child home injury prevention as part of the Make Your Home a Safety Zone programme.

    In this next phase, instead of a grant application process, we will be taking a partnership approach with existing and new providers. These providers will work with whānau in their homes to reach the programme goal of over 4000 families receiving:

    · home and child safety education

    · provision of child safety devices

    · installation of child safety devices

    Safekids is pleased to also be working with interested Healthy Homes Initiative providers , enhancing the safety aspect of the warm, dry homes programme.

    For more information on this new phase of Safekids and ACC’s Make Your Home a Safety Zone programme please contact:

    Safekids Aotearoa Strategic Advisor Community Programmes

    Alexandra Nicholas 021 195 9032



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