Keep Watch Actions
Four key actions to prevent child drowning
Drowning happens quickly and silently and the impact on families can be devastating.
Children aged 0 to 4 years are at high risk of drowning. Young children are naturally curious and attracted to water but do not yet understand the concept of danger.
The Keep Watch program has four key actions to prevent your child from drowning. These are:
- Supervise. Actively supervise children around water
- Restrict. Restrict children’s access to water
- Teach. Teach children water safety skills
- Respond. Learn how to respond in the case of an emergency
These are not individual strategies but should be used together for maximum safety – if one line of defence fails there are other prevention measures actively working to prevent your child from drowning.
Keep Watch has widespread community and industry support.
Keep Watch is proudly supported by Protector Aluminium and The Architects Choice.
- Keep Watch
- Keep Watch Home Pool Safety
- Keep Watch Community Help Grants
State and Territory Activities
- ACT Schools Program
- ACT Ministers Swim and Survive Certificate
- ACT Junior Lifeguard Club
- ACT Swim 4 Life Program
- ACT Ngadyung Program
- ACT First Aid @ Home
- NT Water Safety Strategy 2017-2021
- NT Stay Out of Pipes and Drains
- Little Royals Swim School - NT Infant Aquatics Program
- NT Water Safety Awareness Program
- NT VACSWIM and Sunday Life Saving
- National Swimming and Water Safety Framework
- Swim and Survive
- SWIM MY WAY
- Make It Safe
- Make the Right Call
- Respect the River
- Risk of Cold Water
- The Talk - For Over 55s
- Changed Swimming Pool Laws - Be Pool Safe
- Bronze Medallion
- Grey Medallion
- Swim Ready
- Community Development