Upcoming Events 2017

Location

Date

Time

Poole – Ark Cafe  BH15 2SF Wed 11th April 18 10-3pm
South Gloucester – Cribbs Causeway Tues 22nd May 18 9:30-5pm
Slough – Venues to be confirmed Tue 29th May 18 10-3pm
ASDA- Princess Way Burnley  BB12 0EQ Wed 30th May 18 10-3pm
ASDA Swinden Retail Park Colne BB8 8LU Thurs 31st May 18 10-3pm
ASDA Accrington    BB5 1QR Fri 1st June 18 10-3pm
Bournemouth – Venue to be confirmed Tues 5th June 18 10-3pm
Thornbury – South Gloucestershire Tues 12th June 18 9:30 – 5pm
NE Somerset – Venue to be confirmed Mon 2nd July 18 8:30 – 4pm
Yate – South  Gloucestershire Tues 3rd July 18 9:30 – 5pm
Bury- Venues to be confirmed Thurs 5th July 18

Fri 6th July 18

Tues 10th July 18

Tues 17th July 18

Wed 18th July 18

10-3pm
Poole – Venue to be confirmed Wed 25th July 18 10-3pm
Bath – Argos

Midsomer Norton – Argos

Tues 14th Aug 18

Wed 15th Aug 18

8:30 – 4pm
Poole – Venues to be confirmed Wed 25th July 18 10-3pm
Bournemouth – Venue to be confirmed Wed 5th Sept 18 10-3pm
Poole – Venues to be confirmed Wed 24th Oct 18 10-3pm
Bournemouth – Venue to be confirmed Tues 11th Dec 18 10-3pm

Event Types

Child Seat Clinics

Community car seat safety checks for your customer. Offering advice and guidance.

For the last few years, we have been travelling around the country helping Car seat Manufacturers, Local Authorities and Police Forces to offer free checking events. The results from our findings were published in early 2014, where we found that 51% of child car seats were incorrectly fitted into vehicles.

The news for 2016 is similar, although some families were stopped at enforcement locations that we attended in 2013 – 15 , on all occasions and after receiving our guidance on their attendance at their first enforcement stop they were still continuing to follow our advice and were correctly restraining their child in their vehicles.

These are normally held at supermarkets or retail parks and arranged through the Local authority to link to a campaign they are carrying out. The general public visiting the store are informed about the event as they are entering the stores; this is reinforced by in store announcements whilst they shop.  When leaving the store they are asked if they would like to take advantage of this free service.  Child Seat Safety provides a comprehensive report of the results from the event/s and advice on future messages and target areas.

These checks are often carried out as part of a in car safety campaign already ongoing by the constabulary.  The vehicle is stopped by the Police Officer and asked to pull into a safe, off road location, where a CSS expert checks the restraint and its child occupant.   If there is no child restraint present or the restraint is inappropriate, then the Police Officer will be asked for input on the legal implications for the driver.  It must be reiterated that this is an educational exercise and where appropriate the driver will be encouraged to acquire and use the correct and compatible child restraint rather than face a fine, evidence of this is obviously required to prevent prosecution.

Similar to the Community Checks, Child Seat Safety provides a comprehensive report of the results and guidance as to common issues found and how to address these in the future.

If you’d like further details on how you could arrange either a community or an enforcement event please email info@childseatsafety.co.uk or call Julie or Claire on the numbers provided on our home page.