Child car seats


A child’s car seat may be the most important safety device you ever provide for your child. Even in a minor collision an unrestrained child would be thrown about inside the vehicle, injuring themselves and others. They could also be thrown from the car through one of the windows.

In the United Kingdom approximately 75% of all child car seats in use are either incorrectly fitted, incompatible with the car, inappropriate for the child or not used correctly.

In this section we outline the law, look at car seat groupings and what is the most appropriate seat for your child, explain the current regulations and answer some common questions.

If you require further information please follow the link or get helpful advice by contacting our car seat expert by clicking on the “Ask the Expert” tab.

ROSPA are another good resource for information on child car seats. Click here to see 6 short videos about child car seats.