Starship Children's Health provides leading healthcare to
nearly 120,000 children each year from around New Zealand and the
Pacific Islands. Safekids Aotearoa was established in the early
1990's by Starship Children's Health Trauma Service to help reduce
the high rate of accidental injury to children.
Keeping children out of hospital is an important part of the
healthcare equation. That is why the Starship Foundation is again
the major sponsor of the Safekids Aotearoa Campaign for 2013/ 2014
- keeping kiwi kids safe on the road.
From 1 November 2013, the law will require children to use an
approved child restraint up to their 7th birthday. Extending the
use of booster seats to the seventh birthday will improve the
safety of children travelling in vehicles, however, it is generally
accepted that it is safest for a child to stay in a booster seat
until they reach a height of 148cm (usually between nine and 12
years of age).
The Safekids New Zealand Campaign is the ambulance on the
top of the cliff, helping minimise the number of children admitted
to Starship from around the country. Brad Clark, CEO, Starship Foundation
Visit www.safekids.org.nz for more