Given their explorative stage of development, children aged 0-5 years have been identified as an "at risk" group for unintentional injury in the home. The Injury Prevention e-toolkit has been designed to prevent the large number of young people who die or are seriously injured each year from falls, hot water burns and poisonings.

What is the injury prevention e-toolkit?

The injury prevention e-toolkit is a technical tool that aims to compliment the injury prevention efforts of community providers who work with families of young children. In essence, it structures the delivery of injury prevention information and in-home support by  providing community workers with a step-by-step guide for carrying out injury prevention with families in their own home environment.

The e-toolkit consists of 7 downloadable components:

  • Frequently Asked Question sheet
  • A “your guide” information sheet that provides a suggested course of action or procedure for getting your project up and running
  • An information sheet to engage parents/ caregivers in your project. This is formatted in Word so that you can adjust it to suit your project needs
  • An implementation manual that provides a step-by-step guide to carrying out the project
  • A separate cover page to attach to the implementation manual also formatted in Word so that you can incorporate your organisation’s name and logo
  • Three “quick tip” sheets that you can give to parents during project implementation so that they can learn some easy home safety strategies
  • A ready-to-use excel spreadsheet to help you evaluate the success of your injury prevention project.

Who is the e-toolkit for?

The injury prevention e-toolkit is a FREE resource that is designed to be downloaded and utilised by groups, organisations or agencies interested in delivering evidenced based injury prevention for the under 5’s into the home environment.

How much work is involved?

Essentially, your injury prevention project can be as big or as small as you like so that it can fit in with your community and/or organisational context. For example, if you only want to focus on falls prevention, then you only need to use the falls component of the implementation manual. Similarly, if you only want to focus on preventing hotwater burnspoisonings or child car restraint safety, then you only need to utilise those specific sections of the manual.