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Safety measures for kids in poor communities are often ignored: some reasons why

By Ghouwa Ismail, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Social and Health Sciences , University of South Africa
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South Africans in impoverished communities are exposed to a greater risk of falling victim to violence. Children are not spared. Research shows that preventing harmful environments and situations reduces the burden of violence and injury to children. Parents and caregivers are central to this. Improving their ability to prevent injury to children is key.

Early intervention is also important in promoting the well-being of children, families and communities. Initiatives that promote child safety must be used effectively…

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