Upcoming Events 2022

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

Bridgemead, Wiltshire Sainsburys SN5 7AA Wed 9th March 22 10-3pm
Chippenham Wiltshire Sainsburys SN14 0BJ Thurs 10th March 22 10-3pm
Trowbridge Wiltshire – County Hall BA14 8JN Tues 5th April 22 10-3pm
Marlborough Wiltshire – George Lane Car Park  SN8 4BX Wed 6th April 22 10-3pm
Salisbury Wiltshire Fire Station SP2 7TN Thurs 7th April 22 10-3pm
Poole The Ark, Poole Park Tues 21st June 22 9:30-16:30pm
Bournemouth Littledown Centre Wed 22nd June 22 10- 2pm
Christchurch 2Riversmeet Leisure Centre Thurs 23rd June 22 9:30  -13:30pm
Plymouth LARK Childrens Centre PL2 2LL Fri 24th June 22 10  – 3pm
Plymouth Tesco PL5 3TW Sat 25th June 22 9  – 2pm
Poole, The Ark, Poole Park Wed 27th July 22 10-4pm
Bournemouth, Littledown Centre Thurs 28th July 22 10-4pm
Poole, The Ark, Poole Park Tues 13th Sept 22 9:30-16:30pm
Bournemouth, Littledown Centre Wed 14th Sept 22 10- 2pm
Christchurch  2Riversmeet Leisure Centre Thurs 15th Sept 22 9:30  -13:30pm
Poole, The Ark, Poole Park Mon 14th Nov 22 10-4pm
Bournemouth, Littledown Centre Tues 15th Nov 22 10- 2pm

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.