Programs and events
We run a range of programs and events to support you in raising healthy happy children, and strengthen community engagement.
Child safety fact sheets
Every week children present to an emergency department as the result of unintentional injuries, many of these could have been prevented through simple cautionary measures.
We have partnered with Kidsafe Victoria to support the health and safety of children and their families in our community.
Every week in Australia around 20 children present to an emergency department with a
button battery related injury — that’s over 1000 children every year. Children under the
age of five are at greatest risk.
Read the Button batteries fact sheet to find out more on:
- products that contain button batteries
- symptoms of button battery ingestion
- how you can reduce the risk.
If you suspect a child has ingested a button
battery, don’t wait for them to show symptoms. Immediately call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 for fast, expert advice. In an emergency situation eg. if your child is having difficulty breathing, call 000 for an ambulance.
Download the Button batteries fact sheet [PDF 416Kb]
Children left unattended in cars
Leaving a child in a car, even for a short period of time can be fatal. Every year in
Australia over 5,000 children are rescued after being left in a car.
Read the Children left unattended in cars fact sheet to find out more on:
- safety tips
- summer traveling tips
- what to do if you see a child left unattended.
In Victoria it is an offence to for a person responsible for a child to leave the child
unattended for any longer than is reasonable, without making appropriate
arrangements for the child’s supervision or care. This includes leaving children
unattended in cars.
Swimming pool safety
Despite significant reductions in toddler drowning deaths over time, drowning continues to be one of the leading causes of accidental death for Australian children under 5 years of age. Backyard swimming pools are one of the most common location where these incidents occur.
Read the Swimming pool safety fact sheet to find out more on:
- the law
- keeping children safe around water
- how you can reduce the risk.
While pool and spa barriers can be effective in reducing the risk of drowning incidents,
evidence suggests that a large number of drowning deaths involve barriers that are
faulty, or non-compliant with Australian standards.
Download the Swimming pool safety fact sheet [PDF 297Kb]
Support services in Glen Eira
Child and Youth Directory
Community Information Glen Eira
Connect Health and Community
A not-for-profit community health provider offering services such as dental, counselling, physiotherapy, dietetics, podiatry, and speech pathology to children and adults.
Caulfield Community Health Service
MOIRA — disability and youth services
Noah’s Ark — valuing children in their diversity
Noah’s Ark is a not-for-profit Victorian community organisation providing services and support to families of children with disabilities and developmental delays. They also support early childhood education and care services.
Other support services
- Poisons Information Centre: 13 11 26
- Child First Family Solutions: 1300 721 383
- Child Protection Crisis Line: 13 12 78
- Parent Line: 13 22 89
- Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
- Beyond Baby Blues: 1300 224 636
- Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre: 1800 015 188
- Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence: 9523 2100
- Women after Gestational Diabetes: 8532 1837
- Better Health Channel
- Raising Children - the Australian parenting website
- Royal Children's Hospital - kids health info fact sheets
- Dental Health Services Victoria
- Australian Breastfeeding Associatio (ABA)
- Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA)
- health.vic - immunisation
- Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand
- Playgroup Victoria