Northern Beaches Council is committed to all aspects of safety in our community, especially when it comes to our children. Here we aim to support child safety by providing you with some useful resources, and information on Council safety programs.
Parent’s Safety Resources
Child Protection Helpline
Reporting concerns about a child’s safety is an important step in preventing or stopping abuse or neglect. Community Services can intervene and help families in situations where a child or young person may be unsafe.
If you know someone you think is at risk, call the helpline on 132 111.
Poisons Information Centre
The NSW Poisons Information Centre provides the latest poisons information and advice to the public. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can phone their hotline on 13 11 26 or visit the NSW Poisons Information Centre website for poisons prevention, first aid information and factsheets.
NSW Family and Community Services
Family and Community Services (FACS) promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and works to build stronger families and communities. FACS provide child protection services, parenting support and early intervention, foster care and adoption services. Visit the FACS website for more information.
Families NSW Parenting Resources
Becoming a parent is one of the most challenging and rewarding tasks in life. No one can be expected to have the right answers all the time. Offering advice and parenting tips to give you a helping hand, Families NSW is an extensive and valuable resource on all things parenting.
Kidsafe NSW is a useful parenting resource promoting child injury prevention and education in an effort to preserve and protect the lives of our children. Kidsafe’s website has a wealth of information about current news and events as well as resources, information sheets and fun educational video clips.
School Zones Safety
With a strong commitment to road safety, we support regular education programs and initiatives through our local schools. We also provide and monitor school safety zones, to improve driver behaviour keeping our children safer. Learn more about road safety education or school safety zones.
Child Car Seats and Restraints
Did you know that two out of three child car seats are not fitted or secured properly? That can be a fatal mistake, which is why we regularly offer free, RMS authorised, child restraint inspections.
These checks are usually held about every 2 months, rotating between Cromer, Mona Vale and Seaforth. Bookings are essential but only open one month prior to the checking day.
The next scheduled check will be held at Cromer on Friday 7 December 2018.
Following checks are planned for
- Thursday 21 February 2019 - Mona Vale
- May 2019 - Seaforth (date to be confirmed)
For more information contact the Road Safety Officer on 9976 1619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.