In South Africa, the month of August is known as Child Safety Month. For Childsafe, this is an exciting month for us as we get involved in a lot of community workshops and activities. This is also the month we have our Annual General Meeting and Seminar. The dates for 2015’s AGM and Seminar are yet to be confirmed soon.

Presentations from previous seminars

AGM 2012 - Invitation
AGM 2012 - Seminar Programme


Every year in South Africa, over 570* children are killed in pedestrian accidents because someone didn’t see them. Another 250* die because someone didn’t buckle them in. Over 325* children drown because an adult turned their back. Nearly 230* die of burns because an adult wasn’t watching over them. Overall, a staggering number of children – some 6500 -- die in South Africa due to injury. Most of these deaths, and the thousands of accidents that leave children scarred or disabled, are preventable.

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Child Safety August 2010 Seminar
Paediatric Trauma Trends from 1991 until 2009
Cost of Burn Care in a State Hospital Burn’s Unit
Keeping Children Safe in Traffic
Violence Against Children