Information & Research


The following are links to organisations in New Zealand and overseas with an interest in child injury prevention:


Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa [National] 
Centre for Research on Children and Families [National]
Children, Youth and Environments (CYE) [International]
Office of the Children's Commissioner [National]
Paediatric Society of New Zealand [National]
The Future of Children [International]


Dog Safety - NZ Department of Internal Affairs [National]
Horse riding safety [National]
Keeping children safe around dogs - University of Waikato [National]
Safe animal handling [National]

Asphyxiation (includes strangulation, suffocation & choking) - top of page 

Blind cord safety - RoSPA (UK) [International] 
Blinds and Curtains - Child Safety Guidelines - New South Wales Office of Fair Trading [International]
Change For Our Children [National]
Choking prevention - Littlies Magazine [National]
Choking, suffocation and strangulation prevention - Safe Kids USA [International]
KidsHealth - Co-sleeping [International]
Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) - Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee [National] Susysafe - European Project on Foreign Bodies Injuries in the Aero-Digestive tract in Children [International] Whakawhetu - National SUDI prevention for Maori [National]

Burns / Fire Safety (includes gas, electricity & button batteries) - top of page 

A guide to living safely with electricity [National]
Burn Support Group Charitable Trust Inc. [National]
Button batteries - electrical burns if ingested -Consumer Affairs [National]
Children's Fire and Burn Trust [International]
Electrical Safety World [National]
Energy Safety - Consumer Safety [National]
Fire Brake Wales - Community Fire Safety in Action [International]
Fire Kills [International]
Fireman Sam [International]
Learn oven safety tips for kids - eHow [International]
National Burn Service Network [National]
New Zealand Fire Service [National]
Safer Fireworks [International]
Stove guard website [National]

Child Safety (General) - top of page

ACC - Child Safety Organisations [National]
Canada Safety Council [International]
Canadian Paediatric Society-Caring for Kids- Keeping Kids Safe [International]
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - Injury Prevention - Have fun and be safe [International]
Children's Safety Network [International]
Danger Spot [International]
Family First Aid [National]
kidshealth (Starship Foundation & the Paediatric Society of New Zealand) [National]
KidSource Online [International]
Lil' Iguana's website [International]
Plunket [National]
Power to protect - Never, ever shake a baby! [National]
Raising Children in New Zealand [National]
Riskwatch - NFPA (U.S. National Fire Protection Association) [International]
Safety Centre - Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne [International]
Te Kotuku Rerenga Tahi (Health and safety puzzles) [National]
World report on child injury prevention (World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF) [International]
World report on child injury prevention - Child friendly report - (World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF) [International]

Child Safety Organisations - top of page

ACC - Child Safety Organisations [National]
Child Accident Prevention (Jersey) [International]
Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) [International]
Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center [International]
Fostering Kids [National]
International Association for Child Safety [International]
Kidsafe Australia [International]
Queensland Children's Medical Research Institute (QCMRI) [International]
Safe Kids Worldwide [International]
The Alliance for Safe Children (TASC) [International]
UNICEF Child Friendly Cities Global Initiative [International]
UNICEF NZ Child Friendly Cities [National]

Cutting and Piercing Injuries - top of page
Glass Association of New Zealand (GANZ)

Cyclists - top of page

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals [International]
Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust [International]
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute [International]
Bicycling Life [International]
Bike Plan Source [International]
Bike Week - UK [International]
Bike Wise (Cycling advice and resources for families, schools, safety tips, Code for Cyclists) [National]
BikeSafe [International]
Cycle helmets - The official New Zealand code for cyclists - NZTA [National]
Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) [National]
Headlines - The newsletter of the WHO helmet initiative [International]
Kids and bicycle safety - US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [International]
National Bicycle Safety Network [International]
National Center for Bicycling and Walking [International]
Resources on cycling - New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) [National]
World Health Organisation Helmet Initiative [International]

Education Establishments - top of page

Education Review Office [National]
Health Promoting Schools [National]
Student Activities Safety Association (SASA) [International]

Falls (includes trampolines and television and furniture tipovers) - top of page
Child window falls prevention article (USA)
Bunks - Consumer Affairs - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment [National]
Falls Prevention Strategy [National]
Preventing TV and furniture tip-overs - Safe Kids Worldwide [International]
Safety guidelines when using trampolines [International]
Trampoline safety alert - U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) [International]

Hearing Loss - top of page

Dangerous Decibels - Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) [International]
Listen up! Hearing safety education website - The Pindrop Foundation [National]

Home Environment - top of page

Family First Aid [National]
Home safety - RoSPA (UK) [International]
Home Safety Game [International]
Home Safety Resources [International] 
Safety begins at home (ACC) [National]

Indigenous Peoples (See also Maori and Pacific Peoples) - top of page

Health of indigenous peoples - World Health Organization (WHO) [International]
Indian Health Service (IHS) Injury Prevention Program (USA) [International]
Injuries among Native Americans: Fact Sheet - Centres for Disease Control (USA) [International]
Native American Motor Vehicle Safety - Centres for Disease Control (USA) [International]
Native American Road Safety - Centres for Disease Control (USA) [International]
The Health & Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples - World Health Organization (WHO) [International]

Injury Prevention Courses - top of page
Foundation Certificate in Injury Prevention – Te Aho Tapu - Open Polytechnic
Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) A postgraduate school, Victoria, Australian [International]
TEACH-VIP (Training, Educating, and Advancing Collaboration in Health on Violence and Injury Prevention) self-paced e-learning - World Health Organization (WHO) and Education Development Center(EDC) [International]

Injury Prevention Research Centres - top of page

BC (British Columbia) Injury Research and Prevention Unit [International]
CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Injury and Violence Prevention and Control [International]
Center for Injury Research & Control - University of Pittsburgh [International]
Flinders University Research Centre for Injury Studies [International]
Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center [International]
Injury Control Resource Information Network [International]
Injury Prevention Centre (Alberta) [International]
Injury Prevention Information Centre - University of Auckland [National]
Injury Prevention Research Unit (IPRU) - University of Otago [National]
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Center for Injury Research and Policy [International]
Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) [International]
Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand [National]
University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center [International]

Injury Surveillance - top of page

Chemical Injuries Surveillance System (CISS) [National]
Health Canada - Injury Prevention[International]
International Classification of External Causes of Injuries (ICECI) [International]
Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) [International]
National MCH Center for Child Death Review [International]
New Zealand Health Information Service (NZHIS) [National]
Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit (QISU) [International]
Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit (VISU) Monash University, Victoria, Australia [International]

Maori - top of page

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) [National]
Hapai Te Hauora [National] Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand [National]
Injury Prevention Aotearoa (IPA) [National]
Injury Prevention Information Centre - University of Auckland [National]
Injury Prevention Research Unit (IPRU) - University of Otago [National]
Maori Health [National] Maori Maps - Portal to the marae of Aotearoa/ New Zealand [National]
Maori SIDS/ SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy) [National]
Ministry of Education - Maori Education [National]
New Zealand Fire Service [National]
New Zealand Police [National]
Ngati Whatua o Orakei [National]
Plunket [National]
Public Health Association (PHA) [National]
Ririki - Te Kahui Mana Ririki: Promoting the status of young Maori [National]
Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand [National]
Te Kete Hauora [National]
Te Köhanga Reo National Trust [National]
Te Puni Kokiri [National]
Te Ropu Whariki [National]
Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust [National]
Tomaiora Maori Health Research Unit - University of Auckland [National]
Water Safety New Zealand - Maori Water Safety - Kia Maanu, Kia Ora [National]

Media and Publications - top of page

Kids Friendly NZ [National]

Migrants - Recent New Zealand Migrants (see also some Pacific Peoples links) - top of page

Asian Health [National]
Asian Health - Publications [National]
Auckland Regional Migrant Services [National]
Chinese New Settlers Services Trust [National]
Migrant Action Trust [National]
New Migrants - Christchurch City Libraries [National]
Office of Ethnic Affairs [National]
Refugee Health - New Zealand Government [National]
Refugees As Survivors (RAS) [National]
Settlement information for new Aucklanders - Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) [National]
The Asian Network Inc (TANI) [National]

Natural Outdoors - top of page
New Zealand Mountain Safety Council [National]
Outdoors New Zealand [National]
SunSmart [National]

New Zealand Government Departments and Agencies - top of page

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) [National]
Building and Housing - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment [National]
Child, Youth and Family [National]
Consumer Affairs - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment [National]
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority [National]
Families Commission [National]
Health Research Council [National]
Human Rights Commission [National]
Law Commission [National]
Ministry of Health - Manatü Hauora [National]
Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs [National]
Ministry of Social Development [National]
Ministry of Transport [National]
Ministry of Women's Affairs [National]
Ministry of Youth Development [National]
New Zealand Fire Service [National]
New Zealand Health Information Service (NZHIS) [National]
New Zealand Police [National]
New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) [National]
Office of the Children's Commissioner [National]
Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives [National]
New Zealand Families Commission [National]
Public Access to Legislation [National]
Standards New Zealand [National]
Statistics New Zealand [National]
Strategies with Kids Information for Parents (SKIP) [National]
Te Kete Hauora [National]
Te Puni Kokiri [National]

New Zealand Injury Prevention Directory - top of page

Injury NZ E- Directory [National]

New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy (NZIPS) Disestablished - top of page

Falls prevention strategy [National]
Road safety to 2010 strategy [National]

Nursery Equipment - top of page

Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association [International]
Keeping Babies Safe: for Crib and Child Product Safety [International]
Nursery equipment - Consumer Affairs - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment [National]

Organisations - top of page

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) [National]
American Academy of Pediatrics - Policy statements on injury [International]
American Academy of Pediatrics - Section on Injury and Poison Prevention [International]
Australian Injury Prevention Network [International]
Brain Injury Association of New Zealand [National]
Collaboration for Accident Prevention and Injury Control (CAPIC) [International]
Harborview Medical Center [International]
Injury Observatory for Britain and Ireland (IOBI) [International]
Injury Prevention Aotearoa (IPA) [National]
Injury Prevention Web [International]
International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units (INoPSU) [International]
Master Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers NZ Inc. [National]
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control [International]
New Zealand Police [National]
New Zealand Safety Council [National]
Office of the Commissioner for Children [National]
Paediatric Society of New Zealand [National]
Plunket [National]
Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) [National]
Public Health WWW Networking Project [National]
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) [International]
Safe Communities Foundation [International]
Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand [National]
Safe Communities Queensland [International]
Sioux Empire Safety Village [International]
Smartrisk [International]
Sport New Zealand [National]
St John [National]
The Parenting Place [National]
Think! The head injury network for kiwis [National]
Trauma Foundation [International]
WHO Violence and Injury Prevention [International]

Pacific Peoples - top of page

Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand [National]
Injury Prevention Research Unit (IPRU) - University of Otago [National]
Ministry of Health - Pacific Health [National]
Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs [National]
PACIFICA (Pacific Allied (Women's) Council Inspires Faith Ideals Concerning All) [National]
Public Health Association [National]
Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand [National]
Statistics New Zealand - Pacific Profiles [National]
Watersafe Auckland - Maori and Pacific [National]

Passengers - top of page

Boost America [International]
Booster Seats (California) [International]
Car and Booster Seat Safety: Increasing Awareness to Protect Children [International]
Child Car Seats [International]
Child restraint installation videos - Kids that Click - MySafekids [National]
CPSafety: Your online child passenger safety resource [International]
Keeping Kids Safe During Crashes - Partners for Child Passenger Safety (PCPS) [International]
NZ Child Restraints [National]
NZTA (New Zealand Transport Agency) [National]
NZTA - Become a child restraint technician - New Zealand Transport Agency [National]
NZTA - Booster seat law change 2013 [National]
NZTA - Find a child restraint technician - New Zealand Transport Agency [National]
Planning a Child Safety Seat Checkup Event [International]
Safe Ride News [International]
Safer Journeys - NZ Ministry of Transport [National] (USA) [International]
The Community Guide - Motor vehicle-related injury prevention: The use of safety belts [International]
Think Road Safety - Child Car Seats [International]
Think Seat Belts [International]
Washington State (USA) Booster Seat Coalition [International] [International]

Pedestrians (includes driveway run overs) - top of page
Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
Australian Federal Government driveway-related resources [International]
Feet First - NZTA [National]
Living Streets [International]
Living Streets Aotearoa Inc [National]
National Center for Bicycling and Walking [International]
New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) [National]
NZTA projects and campaigns [National]
Pedestrian planning and design guide - NZTA [National]
PEDS - Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety [International]
Reversing visibility index [International]
Travelwise [National]
Victoria (Canada) Transport Policy Institute - Walking and bicycling Issues [International]
Walk [National]
Walking School Bus - TravelWise [National]

Playgrounds - top of page
National Program for Playground Safety [International]
National Recreation and Park Association - Playground Safety [International]
Playground Safety Publications [International]

Poisoning - top of page

American Association of Poison Control Centers [International]
Chemical Injuries Surveillance System (CISS) [National]
Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research - Poisonous Plants in NZ [National]
Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand [National]
Poison [International]
Poisons Prevention and Education - National Poisons Centre [National] 
Queensland Poisons Information Centre [International]
Solvent Abuse: Information for Parents/ Caregivers - National Poisons Centre [National]
toxinz - Poisons Management Database [National]

Product Safety - top of page
Commerce Commission NZ
Consumer Affairs - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment [National]
Consumer Federation of America [International]
Consumer NZ (formerly Consumers' Institute) [National]
European Consumer Safety Association (ECOSA) [International]
Keeping Babies Safe: for Crib and Child Product Safety [International]
Kids in Danger [International]
Product safety - Trade Me [National]
Standards New Zealand - Paerewa Aotearoa [National]
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission [International]

Quad Bikes (All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) - top of page

ATV safety [International]
Guidelines for the safe use of quad bikes/ ATVs - Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment [National]
Quad bikes - All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) related injury - Safekids New Zealand [National]
Safe Use of ATVs on New Zealand Farms [National]

Research - top of page

ACC - Statistics [National]
Cochrane Injuries Group [International]
Health Ed Database [National]
Health Services Research Centre - Victoria University of Wellington [National]
Injury Control Resource Information Network [International]
Injury Prevention journal [International]
Injury Prevention Literature database - IPLit [National]
Medline Plus - Health Information [International]
National Institute for Public Health and Mental Health Research - Auckland University of Technology [National]
National Library for Health [International]
SafetyLit - WHO & San Diego State University [International]
School of Population Health - University of Auckland [National]
SHORE (The Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation) - Massey University [National]
United States National Library of Medicine [International]

Road Safety - top of page
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Arrive Alive [International]
BMW - Safe on the Street [International]
Brake: Working for road safety and caring for victims [International]
Community Road Safety Programme [National]
DriveSmart [National] Global Road Safety [International]
Global Road Safety Partnership [International]
Hedgehog's website (road safety website for kids) [International]
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety [International]
International Traffic Medicine Association [International]
Junior Road Safety Officer [International]
Land Transport New Zealand [National]
Local Authority Road Safety Officers Association [International]
Ministry of Transport [National]
Motor Accidents Authority - Road Safety [International]
National Highway Transport Safety Administration [International]
New Zealand Transport Agency [National]
Plunket Car Seat Rental Scheme [National]
Queensland Government Road Safety [International]
Reduce the Risk [National]
Road safety to 2010 strategy [National]
Road Safety Week [International]
RoadSafe Auckland [National]
RoadSafe Auckland - Road Safety in Schools [National]
Ruben the Bear - Road Safety [National]
Safe2go [National]
Safer Journey - NZ Ministry of Transport [National]
Sustainable Urban Travel: Index to Comprehensive Bibliography [International]
The International Traffic Medicine Association [International]
The New Zealand Road Code [National]
The Think! Road Safety Website [International]
Think! Road Safety - UK Dept. for Transport [International]
Transit New Zealand [National]
Tween Traffic Safety - Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety Inc. [International]

Rural Environment - top of page

ACC - Children and farm safety [National]
ACC - Danger Rangers Farm - Children's game [National]
ACC - Rural Safety [National]
Farmsafe Australia [International]
Health Matters Library A-Z: Farm Safety [International]
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety [International]
 North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks (NAGCAT) Guidelines [International] Rural Women [National] The Canadian Agricultural Injury Surveillance Program [International]

Safe Communities - top of page

New Zealand Safe Communities [National]
Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand [National]

Safe Kids Worldwide - top of page
Asia Injury Prevention Foundation - Vietnam
Kidsafe Australia [International]
National Safe Kids Campaign - US [International]
Safe Kids Austria [International]
Safe Kids Brazil [International]
Safe Kids Canada [International]
Safe Kids China [International]
Safe Kids Foundation India [International]
Safe Kids Germany [International]
Safe Kids Israel [International]
Safe Kids Italy [International]
Safe Kids Jordan [International]
Safe Kids Korea [International]
Safe Kids Mexico [International]
Safe Kids Middle East - United Arab Emirates [International]
Safe Kids Philippines [International]
Safe Kids South Africa [International]
Safe Kids Thailand [International]
Safe Kids Uruguay [International]
Safe Kids USA [International]
Safe Kids Worldwide [International]
Safekids New Zealand [National]

School Travel (includes Scooters, Skateboards, Pre-schools)
- top of page
Carrying children in buses, minibuses, coaches and taxis - Child Car Seats
Christchurch City Council Safe Routes to School [National]
Do smaller children need a booster seat on school buses (or school taxis)? - RoSPA [International]
Kick scooter safety - New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) [National]
Minibus safety - RoSPA [International]
National Centre for Safe Routes to School [International]
Pinnacle Research - The Walking School Bus [National]
RoadSafe Auckland - Road Safety in Schools [National]
Safe Routes to Schools (UK) [International]
School bus passenger safety - US NHTSA [International]
Scooter safety - Australia [International]
Scooter safety - Better Health Victoria, Australia [International]
Scooter safety advice - Micro New Zealand [National]
Scooter safety tips - New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) [National]
The lowdown on scooting (at the bottom of the webpage) - Dunedin City Council [National]
Travelwise [National]
Walk to School Day [International]
Walk to School Website [International]
Walking Bus [International]
Walking School Bus - Land Transport NZ [National]
Walking School Bus Information Website [International]

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ACC Sport Safety [National]
ACC SportSmart [National]
National Youth Sports Safety Foundation [International]
New Zealand Mountain Safety Council [National]
Sportrisk - Making sport safer [National]
Sportsriskmanagement [National]
Trampolines - RoSPA (UK) [International]

Statistics/ Data
- top of page
ACC injury statistics
National Injury Query System (NIQS) - IPRU [National]
New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) [National]
New Zealand Health Information Service (NZHIS) [National]
Statistics New Zealand – Te Tari Tatau [National]

Toys - top of page

Appropriate toys for safety - Children's Hospital Boston [International]
Avoiding choking hazards in toys - Child Safety Central [International]
Baby toy safety [International]
British Toy and Hobby Association [International]
Choosing safe toys, advice for parents - KidsHealth [International]
Keeping kids safe: Children's and nursery products - Consumer Affairs [National]
Product safety standards - Commerce Commission NZ [National]
Safety guidelines for parents - Home Safety Council [International]
Tips for toy safety - Keeping your baby safe at home [International]
Tips for toy safety - US Public Interest Research Groups (USPIRG) [International]
Tips on choosing safe toys - Child Toys Guide [International]
Toy safety information for fathers - Menstuff [International]
Toy safety standards around the world [International]
Toy safety tips for holiday shoppers [International]
Toy safety, injury statistics and incidence rates - Columbia University Medical Center [International]
W.A.T.C.H - World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc. [International]

Transport - top of page

Auckland Transport [National]
New Zealand Transport Agency [National]
Railway safety - Office of Rail Regulation (UK) [International] [International]
VicRoads [International]
Victoria (Canada) Transport Policy Institute [International]
World Transport Policy & Practice journal [International]

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC, UNCRC, UNCROC) - top of page

Convention on the Rights of the Child - Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights [International]
Convention on the rights of the child - UNICEF [International]

Water Safety - top of page
Auckland City - Pool Fencing Guidelines
Drowning Prevention Strategy [National]
Foundation for Aquatic Injury Prevention [International]
Lifesavers, the Royal Life Saving Society UK [International]
Making bath time a fun time - Swimming New Zealand [National]
Maritime New Zealand [National]
QCA Safe Swimming [International]
Safe Boating Campaign [International]
SafeWaters: A NSW Government water safety initiative [International]
Stay on Top with a Life Jacket [National]
The Royal Life Saving Society Australia [International]
Water Safety for Children and Young People - RoSPA (UK) [International]
Water Safety New Zealand [National]
Water Safety Partners [International]
WaterSafe Auckland [National]

Last updated April 2015