We believe that every child has a right to grow and flourish in a safe environment without the threat of being hurt.

ChildSafe is a campaign of the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Southern Africa (CAPFSA) and Safe Kids Worldwide. We promote the optimal health and development of all children in South Africa. We aim to reduce and prevent intentional and unintentional injuries of all severity through research, education, environmental change and recommendations for legislation.

We work in partnership with government, industry, non-governmental and community based organisations, community groups and individuals.

Our mission and vision

Our vision is to create a safer world for children.

Our mission is guided by clear objectives:

  • To promote a general understanding of the nature, extent and cost of childhood injuries.
  • To raise community awareness about childhood safety and injury prevention.
  • To reduce the frequency, minimise the severity, or prevent the occurrence of childhood injuries.
  • To serve as a resource centre to the community, providing meaningful information and resources regarding childhood injuries and their prevention.
  • To build a scientific body of knowledge regarding childhood injuries and preventative methods.
  • To foster community involvement as a basis for childhood accident and injury prevention services.
  • To increase the levels of participation from all sectors of the community, including government and private organisations, to develop and implement injury prevention measures.
  • To lobby and motivate for standards and legislation regarding children’s products and safer environments.