New PD to help prevent toddler drowning

11 August 2020

Royal Life Saving WA’s Keep Watch team has created a new Online Professional Development session for those working with parents who have young children. Drowning remains the leading cause of preventable death in children under the age of five in Australia, with an average of 30 babies and toddlers drowning in Australia each year for the past 10 years.

The Keep Watch program aims to reduce the incidence of toddler drowning in the community by educating parents and carers about the best ways to prevent their children from drowning. This new PD aims to assist child health nurses and others who work with families to have the knowledge and skills to discuss drowning prevention and water safety with parents they work with. Most people will be able to complete the training in about 30 minutes.

The training course is readily accessible on the Royal Life Saving WA website and we would encourage all those who believe they would benefit from it to click the link below and get involved!

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