Working together for a safer community

The Victorian Safe Communities Network was established to make Victoria a safer, more resilient place by providing safety promotion and injury prevention professionals with the tools, resources and support they need to minimise the impact of unintentional injury, crime, violence and emergency situations.

The Smarter Ways to Promote Safety with Social Media Workshop will be held on October 1, to kick off Community Safety Month.

As the limited impact of the Dumb Ways to Die campaign shows us, big budgets and great exposure don’t necessarily lead to a successful outcome. This workshop will walk you through the steps of creating a targeted social media campaign to ensure your safety and injury prevention message gets results. Spots are limited so book now by clicking here.

What events would you like VSCN to host?

VSCN is putting together its calendar of events for the next six months and we'd like your input into the kinds of events you'd like to attend. Are webinars your thing or would you rather a networking session over lunch? Are international experts who you'd like to hear or would you rather be kept abreast on what's happening locally?

27 Aug 2015

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Survey Monkey

Call for abstracts - Safety World Conference 2016

Abstracts are now being called for presentations at the 2016 World Safety Conference, which will be held in Tampere, Finland, from 18 - 21 September 2016. The 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion - Safety 2016 - will be held from 18-21 September 2016 in Tampere, Finland. Hosted by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and co-sponsored by WHO, Safety 2016 addresses a broad range of violence and injury prevention topics, including emerging issues in the field.

25 Aug 2015

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Safety World Conference

Older driver program Years Ahead

The RACV has encouraged organisations such as local government who are working with older drivers to make use of their Years Ahead program, which is offered free of charge to groups of seniors across the state. Melinda Spiteri, Manager of Road User Behaviour at RACV, says the Years Ahead program has been helping older drivers reduce their risks on the roads since 1997.

23 Aug 2015

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Years Ahead

The challenge of behaviour change

Eat less processed food, exercise more, don’t smoke. The messages are clear and simple but achieving behaviour change is not. How do you get your message out in a way that is engaging and appropriate to your target audience? These are the sort of issues that we will cover on Thursday, October 1 at the Smarter Ways to Promote Safety with Social Media workshop.

20 Aug 2015

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ThinkTank

Feedback sought on child restraint website

The Transportation of Children with Additional Needs (TOCAN) partnership is seeking feedback on a new website offering support for occupational therapists and parents of children who are unable to use mainstream car restraints.

20 Aug 2015

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TOCAN website

How current is your social media knowledge?

What do you think are Australia's most popular social media networks? Facebook? LinkedIn? Flickr? With the digital landscape in a state of flux, new social media platforms are constantly challenging the status quo and it can be hard to stay on top of the latest trends to ensure you are getting your safety promotion and injury prevention messages out efficiently and effectively.

13 Aug 2015

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Sam Mutimer
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