On this day each year stop and remember all the children who lost their lives as a result of an unintentional injury, and acknowledge those children and families living with the consequences of preventable injury.
Summer's Day is a time and place for sharing
Life isn't always fair.
While Kidsafe is all about the prevention of unintentional injuries in children and assisting parents and other carers of children to identify hazards in children's environments and advocating for how to keep kids out of hospital... bad things even happen to really good parents.
Preventable or unintentional injuries are often called 'accidents'.
Accidental injury can snatch the life of a child whose parents have taken every precaution just as surely as one whose parents simply haven't realised the dangers of growing up in today's world.
Kidsafe believes every parent whose child has suffered permanent impairment or death through accidental injury needs a place to share their pain, loss and any feelings of guilt.
Sharing your thoughts and stories with others who have suffered loss is a necessary part of the healing process.
It is important to realise that you are not alone, that it can 'happen to anyone'.
Together, we can share the hurt inside, and perhaps return some feeling to our daily lives.
Please get involved and please help. Join the Kidsafe Family and donate now to facilitate healing through workshop retreats for families living with the consequences of unintentional injury.