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

 

Advocacy 

Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa [National] 
Children's Issue Centre University of Otago [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]

Animals

Dog Safety - NZ Department of Internal Affairs [National]
Keeping children safe around dogs - University of Waikato [National]

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


Blind Cord Safety Campaign - ROSPA [International]
Blinds and Curtains - Child Safety Guidelines - New South Wales Office of Fair Trading [International] 
Change For Our Children [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]
Ministry of Business Innovation and Enterprise - Consumer Protection - Button batteries [National]
Children's Burns Trust [International]
Vector - Safety Around Our Network [National]
Energy Safety - Worksafe New Zealand [National]
Fireman Sam [International]
National Burn Service Network [National]
New Zealand Fire Service [National]
Safer Fireworks [International]
Stove guard website [National]

Child Safety (General) - top of page

Canada Safety Council [International]
Canadian Paediatric Society-Caring for Kids- Keeping Kids Safe [International]
Danger Spot [International]
Family First Aid [National]
kidshealth (Starship Foundation & the Paediatric Society of New Zealand) [National]
KidSource Online [International]
Lil’ Iguana’s Children’s Safety Foundation [International]
Plunket [National]
Power to protect - Never, ever shake a baby! [National]
Raising Children in New Zealand [National]
NFPA (U.S. National Fire Protection Association) [International]
Safety Centre - Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne [International]
Whanau ora -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

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]
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)
[National]

Cyclists - top of page

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals [International]
Cycle-Smart Foundation [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]
Centre for Disease Control (USA) - Bicycle safety [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
 
Bunk beds - Consumer Protection - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment [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] 

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]
Native American Motor Vehicle Safety - Centres for Disease Control (USA) [International]
Native American Road Safety - Centres for Disease Control (USA) [International]
WHO; Gender Equity and Human Rights - World Health Organization [International]

Injury Prevention Courses - top of page
 
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 and 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]
CIRCA (Consortium for Injury Research & Community Action) - 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 and Trauma Research Group - 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] 
SafetyLit [International]
University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center [International]

Injury Surveillance - top of page

Public Health Surveillance - Chemical Injuries Surveillance [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]
NZ Health Statistics - Ministry of health [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 - Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand [National]
Injury Prevention Aotearoa (IPA) [National]
Injury and Trauma Research Group - University of Auckland [National]
Injury Prevention Research Unit (IPRU) - University of Otago [National]
Maori Health - Ministry of Health [National]
Maori Maps - Portal to the Marae of Aotearoa/ New Zealand [National]
Whakawhetu Mokopuna Ora (SUDI) [National]
Ministry of Education - Maori Education [National]
Get Firewise - 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 Köhanga Reo National Trust [National]
Te Puni Kokiri [National]
Massey University -The SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre [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]


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

Ministry of Health Asian and Migrant Health [National]
Asian Health - Publications [National]
Auckland Regional Migrant Services [National]
CNSST Chinese New Settlers Services Trust [National]
Migrant Action Trust [National]
New Migrants - Christchurch City Libraries [National]
Ethnic Communities - Department of Internal Affairs [National]
Refugee Health - New Zealand Government [National]
Refugees As Survivors (RAS) [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

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Building Performance [National]
Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Vulnerable Children [National]
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Consumer Protection [National]
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority [National]
Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu) [National]
Health Research Council [National]
Human Rights Commission [National]
Law Commission [National]
New Zealand Ministry of Health [National]
Ministry for Pacific People's [National]
Ministry of Social Development [National]
Ministry of Transport [National]
Ministry for Women [National]
Ministry of Youth Development [National]
New Zealand Fire Service [National]
Ministry of health - New Zealand Health Statistics [National]
New Zealand Police [National]
New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) [National]
Office of the Children's Commissioner [National]
New Zealand Parliament [National]
Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Superu) [National]
Public Access to New Zealand Legislation [National]
Standards New Zealand [National]
Statistics New Zealand [National]
Strategies with Kids Information for Parents (SKIP) [National]
Māori Health - Ministry of Health [National]
Te Puni Kōkiri [National]

New Zealand Injury Prevention Directory - top of page

Injury NZ E- Directory [National]

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

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]
Consumer Protection Product Safety Issues - Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment [National]

Organisations - top of page

Amercan Academy of Pediatrics- News and Journals Gateway [International]
Flinders University Research Centre for Injury Studies [International]
Brain Injury Association of New Zealand [National]
All Wales Injury Surveillance System (AWISS) [International]
Harborview Medical Center [International]
Injury Observatory for Britain and Ireland (IOBI) [International]
Injury Prevention Web [International]
International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units (INoPSU) [International]
Master Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers NZ Inc. [National]
CDC 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]
Parachute Canada - 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 for Pacific People's [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]
Alberta Occupant Restraint Programme (Booster Seats) [International]
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Car Seat Safety for Kids  [International]
Child Car Seats [International]
Car Seats - Safekids NZ Child safety Information [National]
CPSafety: Your online child passenger safety resource [International]
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Car Seat Safety for Kids [International]
NZTA - Using Child restraints in New Zealand [National]
NZTA (New Zealand Transport Agency) [National]
NZTA - Become a child restraint technician - New Zealand Transport Agency [National]
NZTA - Child Restraint factsheet [National]
NZTA - Find a child restraint technician - New Zealand Transport Agency [National]
Safekids How to run a child car restraint checking clinic : a guide for professionals and volunteers [National]
Safe Ride News [International]
Safer Journeys - NZ Ministry of Transport [National]
Safercar.gov (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]
www.carseatsite.com [International]

Pedestrians (includes driveway run overs) - top of page
 
Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
[International]
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 News & media - Our other websites [National]
Pedestrian planning and design guide - NZTA [National]
PEDS - Pedestrians Educating Drivers on Safety [International]
NRMA Car reversing visibility tables [International]
Auckland Transport Travelwise schools [National]
Victoria (Canada) Transport Policy Institute - Walking and bicycling Issues [International]
Walk Auckland.org.nz [National]
Walking School Bus - TravelWise [National]

Playgrounds - top of page 

National Program for Playground Safety [International]
National Recreation and Park Association - Playground Related Standards and Guidelines [International]
Playground Safety Publications (USA) [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]
AAPC - National Poisoning Prevention Council (USA) [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
[National]
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]
Worksafe NZ [National]
Farm safety - Safekids Aotearoa [National]

Research - top of page

Cochrane Injuries Group [International]
Health Ed Database [National]
Health Services Research Centre - Victoria University of Wellington [National]
Safe States Alliance (USA) [International]
British Medical Journal - Injury Prevention journal [International]
Medline Plus - Health Information [International]
National Institute for Public Health and Mental Health Research - Auckland University of Technology [National]
National Institute for Health - Journals and databases (UK) [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
[International]
Arrive Alive (UK) [International]
BMW - Safe on the Streets (UK) [International]
Brake: Working for road safety and caring for victims [International]
Community Road Safety Fund [National]
Global Road Safety [International]
Global Road Safety Partnership [International] 
Good practice in road safety [National]
Cycling Safety - Child Road Safety Game - Tales of the Road (UK) [International] 
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety [International] 
International Traffic Medicine Association [International] 
Junior Road Safety Officer [International]
Ministry of Transport [National]
National Highway Transport Safety Administration [International]
New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) [National]
Plunket car Seat Safety [National]
Queensland Government Road Safety [International]
Reduce the Risk [National]
Road Safety Week (UK) [International]
Auckland Transport - Road Safety [National]
Auckland transport - Road safety around Schools [National]
Ruben the Bear - Road Safety [National]
Safer Journeys - NZ Ministry of Transport [National]
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]

Rural Environment - top of page

Worksafe NZ - SaferFarms [National]
Farmsafe Australia [International]
Health Matters Library A-Z: Farm Safety [International]
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (USA) [International]
North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks (NAGCAT) Guidelines (USA)  [International] 

Rural Women New Zealand [National]
Canadian Agricultural Injury Reporting [International]

Safe Communities - top of page

Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand [National]

Safe Kids Worldwide - top of page
 
Asia Injury Prevention Foundation - Vietnam
[International]
Kidsafe Australia [International]
National Safe Kids Campaign - US [International]
Safe Kids Austria [International]
Safe Kids Brazil [International]
Parachute Canada - Safe Kids Canada [International]
Safe Kids China [International]
Safe Kids Foundation India [International]
Safe Kids Germany [International]
Safe Kids Israel [International]
Safe Kids Jordan [International]
Safe Kids Korea [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]


School Travel (includes Scooters, Skateboards, Pre-schools)
- top of page
 
Carrying children in buses, minibuses, coaches and taxis - Child Car Seats (UK)
 [International]
Christchurch City Council - Develop a school travel plan [National]
Child car Seats - RoSPA (UK) [International]
Skates, scooters  & skateboards - New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) [National]
Buses Coaches and Minibuses - RoSPA (UK) [International]
National Centre for Safe Routes to School [International]
Pinnacle Research - The Walking School Bus [National]
Auckland Transport - Road Safety around 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]
Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it  - New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) [National]
The lowdown on scooting (at the right of the webpage) - Dunedin City Council [National]
Travelwise [National]
Walk to School Day [International]
Walk to School (UK) [International]
Walking School Bus resources - New Zealand Transport Agency [National]
Walking School Bus Information Website [International]


Sports
- top of page 

ACCSportsmart [National]

National Youth Sports Safety Foundation [International]
New Zealand Mountain Safety Council [National]
Sport Risk Management [National]
Trampolines - RoSPA (UK) [International]


Statistics/ Data
- top of page
 
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

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: Choosing safe products - Consumer Protection [National]
Product safety standards - Commerce Commission NZ [National]
Safekids Worldwide - Safety Tips [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]
W.A.T.C.H - World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc. [International]

Transport - top of page

Auckland Transport [National] 
Civil Aviation Authority - Child restraints [National]
New Zealand Transport Agency [National] 
Railway safety - Office of Rail Regulation (UK) [International] 
Fehr and Peers Transport Consultants (USA) [International] 
VicRoads [International] 
Victoria (Canada) Transport Policy Institute [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 - Pools and Spas 
[National]
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]
Safe Boating Campaign (USA) [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]
Department of Water Resources (USA) [International]
WaterSafe Auckland [National]

The links above were updated in June 2017.

 


 

Local Government Plans  

The section below contains links to councils' websites, district/regional and long term plans. It  was constructed in February 2016.


North Island

Carterton District Council

Masterton District Council

Tararua District Council

Central Hawke's Bay District Council

Matamata-Piako District Council

Taupo District Council

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Napier City Council

Tauranga City Council

Far North District Council

New Plymouth District Council

Thames-Coromandel District Council

Gisborne District Council

Northland Regional Council

Upper Hutt City Council

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Opotiki District Council

Waikato District Council

Hamilton City Council

Otorohanga District Council

Waikato Regional Council

Hastings District Council

Palmerston North City Council

Waipa District Council

Hauraki District Council

Porirua City Council

Wairoa District Council

Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Rangitikei District Council

Waitomo District Council

Horizons Regional Council

Rotorua Lakes Council

Wanganui District Council

Horowhenua District Council

Ruapehu District Council

Wellington City Council

Hutt City Council

South Taranaki District Council

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Kaipara District Council

South Waikato District Council

Whakatane District Council

Kapiti Coast District Council

South Wairarapa District Council

Whangarei District Council

Kawerau District Council

Stratford District Council


South Island

Ashburton District Council

Grey District Council

Southland District Council

Buller District Council

Hurunui District Council

Tasman District Council

Central Otago District Council

Invercargill City Council

Timaru District Council

Chatham Islands Council

Kaikoura District Council

Waimakariri District Council

Christchurch City Council

Mackenzie District Council

Waimate District Council

Clutha District Council

Marlborough District Council

Waitaki District Council

Dunedin City Council

Nelson City Council

West Coast Regional Council

Environment Canterbury

Otago Regional Council

Westland District Council

Environment Southland

Gore District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council

Selwyn District Council

Last updated February 2016