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Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident

August is National Child Safety Month.

Every year in South Africa:

  • 250 children die because someone didn’t buckle them in.
  • Nearly 230 die of burns because an adult wasn’t watching over them.
  • Another 325 children drown because an adult turned their back.
  • And 570 children are killed in pedestrian accidents because someone didn’t see them.


Overall, a staggering 6500 children in South Africa die per year due to injury and the sad reality is many of these deaths could have been prevented. 

The more awareness you generate, the more children’s lives YOU can save! 

Help the Children’s Hospital Trust, in partnership with Childsafe South Africa, to create awareness for child safety throughout the country.

Follow and share our Child Safety Campaign on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Childsafe South Africa is a non-profit organisation based at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The organisation assists in reducing and preventing child-related injuries. 

The Children’s Hospital Trust is currently fundraising to build a dedicated Childsafe Research and Educational Centre at the Hospital which will be accessible to patients’ families and the general public, focusing on improving child safety and injury prevention. 


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