Upcoming Events 2018

 

Location

Date

Time

Bournemouth – Littledowne Centre BH7 7DX Wed 5th Sept 18 10-3pm
Bracknell – Tesco RG42 3JP Tues 11th Sept 18 10-3pm
Windsor and Maidenhead- venue to be confirmed Wed 12th Sept 18 10-3pm
Wokingham – venue to be confirmed Thurs 13th Sept 18 10-3pm
Kingswood Fire Station, South Gloucestershire BS15 4LB Tues 18th Sept 18 9:30 – 5pm
Nailsea- opposite Old Police Station, Stock Way Sth,  (nr Tower House Medical Centre) BS48 2XX. Wed 19th Sept 18 8:30 -4:00pm
Canford Heath Asda – Culliford Road. Wed 24th Oct 18 10-3pm
Mothercare Bristol Eastgate retail park Wed 14th Nov 18 10-3pm
Bournemouth – Littledowne Centre BH7 7DX 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.