Youthsafe is an independent, not for profit organisation and the peak body in NSW for youth injury prevention. It works across the range of settings where young people are injured with a particular focus on road safety, work safety, sports safety and safer partying.
Youthsafe recognises the importance of partnerships in making a real impact on youth injury and therefore maintains strong links with community based groups, professionals working with young people, research bodies, industry and government decision makers.
Roads and Maritime Services (replacing Roads and Traffic Authority) funds Youthsafe on a range of projects.
- Information resources - easy to read information about priority youth injury risks and practical risk management tips for young people, parents and the community. Some resources are available in community languages.
- Support for professionals working with young people - this includes providing updates about the latest research, developing best practice guides, initiating education activities and co-ordinating community based projects.
- The presenter program – Youthsafe’s presenters visit schools and community groups engaging young people in interactive sessions exploring risk, consequences of dangerous risk taking and making safer choices. Youthsafe presenters have all had personal experience of serious injury.
- Advocacy - Youthsafe seeks to influence policy and practice by speaking up about the importance of youth injury prevention through submissions, professional forums, participation in committees and through the media.
- Advice - every day Youthsafe takes calls for advice or assistance from the community, professionals working with young people and other organisations.
For further information on the Youthsafe Program visit www.youthsafe.org or:
Ph: (02) 9817 7847
Fax: (02) 9817 0360