The Childhood Injury Prevention Programme (CHIPP) is a programme to educate parents and caregivers on issues of childhood injury and prevention.
The Childhood Injury Prevention Programme (CHIPP) was launched on 19 June 2004 to create awareness and educate parents and caregivers on common childhood accidental injuries, and how they can be prevented through vigilance and taking appropriate safety precautions.
CHIPP targets the following audiences:
- Parents and caregivers of children
- Children aged 6 12 years
Key Strategies & Activities
Messages on childhood injury are disseminated through the following channels:
- Talks and public seminars for parents and caregivers to gain practical knowledge on how to make their homes safer for young children. These talks will not only be in English but also in Tagalog and Bahasa Indonesia for domestic helpers.
- Roadshows at various shopping malls and other public venues to bring messages on child safety to the heartlanders.
- Collaboration with community partners to reach out and educate families at grassroots events. This involves co-organising educational programmes and activities with the community partners including hospitals.
- Competitions and other activities at pre-schools to educate young children on home safety issues.
- Training of educators from pre-school centres to update them on child safety issues and encourage them to use educational resources developed for them.
- Development of educational resources such as booklets, pamphlets and teachers guides to help drive messages on child safety.
Dr Sonal Singhal
Tel: 6435 3913