The 2015 Crime Prevention Master Class

Interested in exploring and understanding crime? Check out Sydney University’s one-day crime prevention masterclass.

This Crime Masterclass will provide insights on emerging criminology research, policy and practice from crime prevention and community safety experts and engages participants in discussion about how these can translate to improved crime prevention practice at a local level.

Second-hand child restraints are potentially dangerous warns RACV

One in five second-hand child restraints was found to be unsuitable for sale in a recent RACV survey on the child restraint second-hand market online and in stores.

Any new parent would know that the costs that come with welcoming a new baby can be significant, so it’s no wonder many turn to the internet and stores for a second-hand bargain.

To help parents make wise decisions when considering buying a second-hand child restraint, RACV recently investigated the second-hand child restraint market to see what the quality and safety was of child restraints available to parents in stores and online.

Promoting safe fun for dogs and kids

The Dogs and Kids program began in 1997 as one of the first Australia initiatives to specifically address dog-bite injuries to small children by promoting dog bite prevention and socially responsible dog ownership.

Simple safety prevents complex injury

The Royal Children’s Hospital Safety Centre has created a new online resource to tackle the number one cause of injury to children in Victoria – falls.

Stay On Your Feet

Stay On Your Feet® new website and publications Stay On Your Feet® have launched a new website. Health professionals and community members can visit www.stayonyourfeet.com.au to find out about the risk factors of falls in older adults and actions to reduce the incidence of falls. You can also learn more about becoming involved in current … Continued

Global Campaign for Violence Prevention June 2015

The Global Campaign for Violence Prevention is on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/whoviolenceprevention) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/WHOviolencenews). Please follow us for the latest news and updates. News WHO-HQ Global status report on violence prevention 2014 – policy dialogues Policy dialogues on the Global status report on violence prevention 2014 are taking place in some 15 countries around the world. … Continued

Public Safety Infrastructure grants now open

The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund provides grants of up to $250,000 to support Victorian councils to undertake the development and improvement of public safety and security infrastructure.

Children victims of sexual violence

A significant number of children in low and middle-income countries are the victim of sexual violence, according to data released today by the US-based Centres for Disease Control (CDC). In the majority of the countries that participated in the CDC’s Violence Against Children Survey, at least 25 percent of females and 10 percent of males … Continued