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Don't leave children unattended in cars

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Friday, 6 January 2017 - 11:15am

Every year in Australia, over 5,000 children are rescued after being left unattended in a car. 

Between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, Ambulance Victoria paramedics rescued 1,433 children (under 13 years of age) who had been left unattended in a car (Ambulance Victoria, December 2015). Figures from Ambulance Victoria reveal that November - March was the busiest period with an average of five call outs to a child left unattended in a car per day. 45% of incidents occurred between 11am and 3pm.

Let's work together as a community and never leave children in the car. Check out the infographic (below) to find out what you should do if you see a child unattended in a vehicle. 

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Friday, 6 January 2017 - 3:22pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.