Upcoming Events 2019

These events are free to attend and no need to book an appointment, just pop along to the venue and look out for the Child Seat Safety Team. You can’t miss them they are usually wearing pink jackets!

 

Location

Date

Time

Clevedon Children’s Centre, Nth Somerset  BS21 6HB. Mon 16th Sept 19 8:30 – 4pm
South Gloucestershire Yate Fire Station Tues 17th Sept 19 10 – 3pm
Littledown Centre, Bournemouth Tues 17th Sept 19 10 – 3pm
Bath & NE Somerset- Argos, Upper Bristol Road, Bath Wed 18th Sept 19 9 – 4pm
Bristol – The Gatehouse Centre BS13 9JN Thurs 19th Sept 19 10 – 3pm
Somerset – Taunton Fire Station TA1 2HU Tues 15th Oct 19 10 – 3pm
Somerset – The McMillan Theatre, Bridgewater TA6 4PZ Wed 16th Oct 19 10 – 3pm
Warwickshire (Venues TBC) Mon 28th Oct to Fri 1st Nov 19 10 – 3pm
Poole – The Arc Mon 25th Nov 19 10 – 3pm
Bournemouth- Littledown Leisure Centre BH7 7DX Tues 26th Nov 19 10 – 3pm
Burnley Lancashire – Asda Tues 3rd Dec 19 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 [email protected] or call Julie or Claire on the numbers provided on our home page.