Parents & children
What we offer for children in schools
Currently offered to Year 5 pupils but will also be offered to reception age pupils and their parents from 2016.
Speed sessions/speed watch
Currently offered to Year 5/6 pupils at selected schools. Pupils work with road safety staff and the police to look at the speed of drivers near their school. The pupils then have the opportunity to talk to speeding drivers about the dangers and consequences of their speeding.
Organised by Community Safety Partnerships for Year 6 pupils in eight districts across Essex.
Parking issues at schools
We are happy to provide advice and support to help address parking issues at schools.
Advice and resources on our website
There are lots of resources and advice for parents and children in the ‘education’ section of our website including:
• Pre-school children: including our ‘Prepare me for the road ‘booklet for parents
• Primary age pupils: including our ‘All about’ parents’ guides and worksheets for children
• Secondary age pupils: including our ‘All about’ leaflet, ‘Your life in their hands’ booklet and a students’ journal.
• Child car seats: advice covering the law, a guide to car seats for your child, choosing a seat, child car seat regulations and FAQs.
THINK! Education includes a wealth of road safety information and resources for pupils, teachers and parents. Some of the resources will also be useful to road safety professionals and out of school groups.
Road Safety GB produced a series of child road safety resources as part of Global Road Safety Week 2015. The resources are free and available to everyone.
The Children’s Traffic Club is a fun and interactive club for young children aged 3-4 years.
Part of the Government’s THINK! road safety campaign which shows “what happens when it all goes wrong” when crossing the road.
Part of the Tales of the Road campaign.
The RoSPA website has a section dedicated to children and road safety.
The Brake website has a section dedicated to parents and families.