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Water safety

Many children drown each year, even though they know how to swim. Practising these water safety tips around the pool, beach and farms can help prevent deaths

Water safety at home

Young children can drown in very small amounts of water so don’t leave water in eskies, buckets, baths or toddler pools.

Know where your child is and keep doors and gates locked if there are water tanks, drains, fish ponds or fountains where you live.

Never leave children under 5 years of age or children of any age that have a disability alone in the bath or in the supervision of older children.

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