Program to prevent toddler drowning visits South West

A Royal Life Saving Society WA program that aims to prevent toddler drowning will visit the South West next week.

A Royal Life Saving Society WA program that aims to prevent toddler drowning will visit the South West next week.

A Royal Life Saving Society WA program that aims to prevent toddler drowning will visit the South West next week.

Keep Watch co-ordinator Stephanie Green will local community and family centres to run workshops for parents, health professionals and other members of the community.

Presentations for parents will be held on Monday, February 20 at Manjimup Family Centre from 11am, on Tuesday, February 21 at Bridgetown Family Centre from 9.45am and then at Boyup Brook Community Resource Centre from 2pm.

Over the past five years there have been 19 people drown and a further 48 people hospitalised following a non-fatal drowning incident in the South West region.

The free information sessions will address drowning statistics, where children drown, and prevention strategies.

A CPR demonstration is also included.

Water safety presentations will also be delivered at five childcare centres across the South West that will introduce children to water safety rules.