Welcome to Childsafe
We believe that every child has a right to grow and flourish in a safe environment without the threat of being hurt.
Child injuries are becoming a global health crisis. Every year, 8 000 children between the ages of one- and 14-years old die from unintentional, yet preventable, injuries. In South Africa specifically, a child is 25 times more likely to be hospitalised from preventable injuries than a child in the United Kingdom.
Approximately 80% of child injuries occur in or around the home. Motor vehicle accidents, burns and drowning are the three leading causes of death among children and adolescents.
We promote optimal health and development to create a safer world for children. We aim to reduce and prevent intentional and unintentional injuries, however severe, through research, education, environmental change and recommendations for legislation. We partner with government, industry, non-governmental and community-based organisations, community groups and individuals.
Childsafe is a campaign of the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Southern Africa (CAPFSA). We are a non–profit organisation dedicated to preventing accidents among children under the age of 18.
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Childsafe is a campaign of the
Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Southern Africa (CAPFSA) and
Safe Kids Worldwide.
We are a non-profit South African organization promoting optimal health and development of all children under the age of 18.
in reducing injuries of all severity through research, education, environmental change and recommendations for legislation. (Financial assistance in this regard is always welcome).
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UNICEF - PRICSA Project
In South Africa, road fatalities impacting children under the age of 20 are estimated to be twice the world average. Furthermore, 75 percent of these injuries impact child pedestrians, making them the most vulnerable group. A large contributor to this epidemic is the lack of pedestrian oriented infrastructure in the country, even though majority (63.4%, up to 9 million) of South African learners use walking as their primary mode to access their educational institution.
Childsafe in the News
Safer Streets for Children campaign launches to save kids' lives. August is Child Safety Month, and to coincide with this, a new campaign will be launched on 2 August to raise awareness about the dangers that children face every day on the road.
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