What is Safe Koori Kids?

The Safe Koori Kids is a child safety research project conducted in south west Sydney between 2006 and 2008. The research team worked closely with the Aboriginal community and schools in Campbelltown to develop, implement and evaluate a school and community based safety program for Koori kids, their families and schools.

Injury is one of the leading causes of child mortality and hospitalisation in Australia, and Indigenous children are over-represented in injury statistics. Our research aimed to increase our understanding of the factors involved in injury in Indigenous communities and to develop a culturally acceptable safety program and resources that could be used by teachers with Indigenous and non-Indigenous kids in school and their families and communities.

The project was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC) and the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). It was undertaken by The George Institute for Global Health, the University of Wollongong and the University of Sydney.

You can read more details about the research by going to the ‘For Researchers’ tab on the navigation panel.

This website contains all the resources developed for the Safe Koori Kids project, including safety information and web-links for kids, teachers and families, a game for kids, and resources which teachers can use in the classroom.

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