Starship Foundation aims to enable every family in New Zealand access to world leading child healthcare and experiences

Safekids Aotearoa

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

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