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Welcome to Safe Kids Cleveland County!

kidsAccidents are the leading cause of injury and death in children. The misson of Safe Kids Cleveland County is to "reduce these accidental injuries through a combination of advocacy, engineering and enforcement."

Safe Kids Cleveland County is a part of Safe Kids North Carolina and is one of more than 600 coalitions affiliated with Safe Kids Worldwide. The mission of these organizations is to prevent accidental childhood injury.

Our coalition is comprised of local government, health and safety agencies, educators, businesses and individuals dedicated to this mission and began as an effort to reduce childhood injuries and deaths that were occurring in our county. Dr. Mike Barringer, Trauma Surgeon and founding leader of Safe Kids Cleveland County, stated, "I want to work myself out of a job. I don't want to tell parents anymore that they have lost a child to a preventable injury".

Our lead organization for Safe Kids Cleveland County is the Cleveland Memorial Hospital Foundation, which is a part of the Cleveland County HealthCare System, which is dedicating staff and support for coalition coordination. We are funded by grants and donations and our members are comprised of representatives from various agencies and individuals that are passionate about reducing childhood injuries. Some of our major programs and activities are Kid Tips, SAFETeens, Car Seat Checks, Bicycle Helmet Distribution, and Education Programs - please click the calendar tab for upcoming events.

To read more about Safe Kids Cleveland County and how to keep our children safe, please look through our website. Also, click here for a listing of our Awards and Honors.


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