"To make a safer world for kids by leading the promotion of action to highlight and to minimise the unacceptable level of risk and consequence of injury to children in our adult-focused world."
"To prevent child deaths from unintentional injury and reduce the number and severity of unintentional injuries to children aged less than 15 years, through education, research, advocacy and environmental, legislative and behaviour change."
KIDSAFE is an independent not-for-profit, non government, community organisation dedicated to the prevention of unintentional injury and injury death in children from birth to 16 years of age.
We keep kids OUT of hospital!
We provide resources, information and education to parents, carers, early childcare workers and others who care for children, on the hazards children face and what can be done to prevent these injuries occurring and minimise the severity of the injury.
Kidsafe operates at national, state and regional levels and in co-operation with government, industry, schools, hospitals, the media, community groups, voluntary organisations and individuals.
Kidsafe prepares programs and campaigns to alert the media, the authorities and the community at large about new and existing dangers, trends in injuries, the latest research and methods for reducing injury. Additionally, we provide a one-stop-safety-product shop conveniently located at Kidsafe House with an array of products on display and for sale to prevent injuries to babies, toddlers and children.
Kidsafe actively participates on advisory committees and boards for Australian Standards on products and services relating to children, safe travel and injury prevention committees to further understand the mechanisms of injuries, to develop prevention strategies and advocate for legislative changes where necessary and appropriate.
We can only continue our advocacy, education and media campaigns with the support of donations, partnerships, collaborations, sponsorship and government grants. We invite you to join with Kidsafe and prevent unintentional injury in our children – keeping our most vulnerable little Queenslanders safe, happy and healthy.
You can help by becoming a friend of Kidsafe, by donating to Kidsafe, becoming an advocate for Kidsafe, leaving a gift to Kidsafe in your will and joining the Kidsafe Circle of Life bequesters club, or by volunteering at Kidsafe House.
Please call Susan at Kidsafe if you are able to help on 3854 1829 or email.
Each day in Queensland 10 children attend emergency departments as a result of an injury, 2 more are admitted. Each year 90,000 Queensland children are either admitted or seek emergency treatment at our public hospitals as a result of a preventable injury and each year 75 kids die from a preventable injury.
Most of these injuries occur at home and at school.
KIDSAFE QUEENSLAND needs your support.
All donations to KIDSAFE QLD INC support our objective of reducing unintentional injury to children.
Susan Teerds BA, GradDip Bus (Philanthropy & Nonprofits)
Chief Executive Officer, Kidsafe Qld
Susan is on the Child Restraint, Education and Safe travel Committee, Qld Council of Injury Prevention,the QCIP Consumer Product Injury Research Advisory Group and is also an advisor for the collaborative researching the development of a sustainable prospective data collection system to identify cases and risk factors for low speed vehicle run-over incidents. Susan is passionate about keeping kids safe and out of hospital. She is the proud Gran to three little boys under four years.
Ian Coombe BSc, MInfSc, MMgtEc, GradCertBus (Research Methods: Philanthropy & Nonprofits), FAICD, FAIM, FAIEA, GIACert
President, Kidsafe Qld Board
CEO of Playgroup Queensland; Vice President Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies Alumni; Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia (CAPFA) National Council; Advisor Queensland Early Childhood Education and Care.
Formerly Chief Executive Officer 4Walls social and affordable housing; Director HeartKids Queensland; Chair of several Nonprofit and Government Committees.
Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD); Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (FAIM); Fellow of the Australasian Interim Executive Association (FAIEA); Governance & Risk Management Certificate – Governance Institute Australia (GIACert).
Professor Roy Kimble MD (UQ Research), MBCLB, FRCS, FRACS (Paed Surg)
Vice President, Kidsafe Qld Board
Paediatric Surgeon & Director of Burns & Trauma in the Combined Department of Paediatric Surgery, RCH. Director of Paediatric Trauma on the Queensland State-wide Network, a committee member of the Queensland Injury Prevention Council, a WHO advisor on Paediatric Burns and medical advisor for St John Ambulance. He founded & heads the Centre for Children’s Burns Research at Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute performing both clinical and basic research in the field of paediatric burns and trauma including prevention.
Formerly Australian Vice President of the Australia &New Zealand Burns Association.
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons; Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Donna Hamer BBus(Acct)
Treasurer, Kidsafe Qld Board
Executive Director, Strategic Information Communication and Technology Projects, Queensland State Government; Treasurer another Nonprofit.
Formerly Acting Chief Procurement Officer Brisbane City Council; Acting Chief Information Officer Brisbane City Council; Chief Information Officer Queensland Department of Family Service; Chief Information Officer Queensland Corrective Services; ICT Whole of Government Program Manager, Queensland Treasury; Incident Controller, Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC), Brisbane City Council.
Completed the Governance Program at the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Managing Benefits Practitioner, APMG-International.
Director, Kidsafe Qld Board
Global and National Major Account Consultant/Manager for Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia, Alternate Qld representative for Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia (CAPFA) National Council.
Formerly Director/Manager of Relvas Solutions, Business and workflow specialist at Upstream Solutions, Founder/Manager at Jazz Café Hospitality in Portugal.
Graduate Certificate in Business Management at the Australian Institute of Business while completing a Master in Business Admin (MBA). Completed an Enterprise Content Management Practitioner Course from AIIM international. Diploma in Hospitality Management at Sarnia Russo institute of technology.
Director & Secretary, Kidsafe Qld Board
Director, One Vision Sports /Trainer, Assessor for the College of Health and Fitness.
Formerly employed with the Australian Drug Foundation delivering the Good Sports Program; State Coordinator for the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS), Baby Capsule Hire and Child Restraint Checking Service; State Coordinator for QAS Community Education; and held other State Government roles pertaining to community services and the sport and recreation industry.
Tertiary qualifications in Sport and Recreation; Business, Training, Organisational Administration and Volunteer Coordination.
Kerriann Watt BSc(Hons), PhD
Director, Kidsafe Qld Board
Injury Epidemiologist, Associate Dean of Research Education, James Cook University.
Former President of Australian Injury Prevention Network (2013-2016), Member of the Centre for Children’s Burns Research at Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute.
Tertiary Qualifications in Injury Epidemiology, 20 years of experience in Academic sector in the field of public health (injury prevention), focusing on paediatric injury in the last 8 years.
Craig Ray LLB(Hons), GradDipLegPrac
Director, Kidsafe Qld Board
Principal Craig Ray & Associates, Chair of Shed Happens (The Gap).
Formerly President of Scout Queensland, Directort of Scouts Australia (Finance and Executive Committees), Board Member for the Anglican Diocese for Cursillo (Treasurer, Warden & Counsellor).
Tertiary qualifications in Law.