Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Water safety for carers

This module is about water safety awareness for all foster and kinship carers, regardless of whether they their home or property has a pool, spa, creek, dam or access to any body of water.

It has been developed in response to a coronial recommendation requiring all foster and kinship care agencies to provide carers (as well as their support staff) with training on the identification of water hazards, water safety and the appropriate level of supervision of children in and around water hazards.

The package includes:

The following resources are to be used during the training and are available from the Royal Life Saving website 

  1. Royal Life Saving, Fact Sheet 01: What is a portable swimming pool?
  2. Royal Life Saving, Fact Sheer 02: Portable swimming pool safety considerations
  3. Royal Life Saving, Fact Sheet 06: Child Safe Play Areas
  4. Royal Life Saving, Fact Sheet 08: Home Pool Safety
  5. Royal Life Saving, Fact Sheet 09:  Pool Toys Safety Brochure
  6. Royal Life Saving, Fact Sheet 12: Farm Water Safety
  7. Royal Life Saving, Fact Sheet 13: Inland Waterways
  8. Royal Life Saving, Fact Sheet 14: Water Safety on Holidays
  9. Royal Life Saving, Fact Sheet 22: Alcohol and Water Safety
  10. Royal Life Saving, Fact Sheet 23: Shallow Water Blackout
  11. Royal Life Saving, Fact Sheet 25: Flooding
  12. Royal Life Saving, Fact Sheet 26: Pool Safety Devices
  13. Royal Life Saving, Fact Sheet 27: Beach Safety Fact Sheet
  14. Royal Life Saving, Fact Sheet 28: Children’s Pool Party Safety
  15. Royal Life Saving, Home pool safety checklist
  16. Royal Life Saving, Keep Watch @ the Farm
  17. Royal Life Saving, Bath Aids Brochure
  18. Royal Life Saving, Keep Watch at Bath Time, and
  19. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, The Hazard of Toddler Bucket Drowning website
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