Project aims to engage parents in road safety education

08.10 | 22 August 2019 |

Practitioners and others involved in road safety education are being sought to review a new resource which targets the parents of young children.

University College London (UCL), in partnership with the Child Accident Prevention Trust, is carrying out a project into effectively engaging parents of children under 11 years-old in road safety education

Funded by the Road Safety Trust, the project team has evaluated three ‘promising’ road safety initiatives from across the UK. 

Interviews were carried out with managers, practitioners and parents/carers in order to identify key themes.

Based on this evaluation a manual has been developed for practitioners, that provides recommendations and tips on how to effectively engage parents in their children’s road safety education.

The project team at UCL is now looking to set up workshops to test the manual with practitioners and others involved in road safety education. 

Participants will be given a copy of the manual to review and then asked about their thoughts on it, during a one hour session.

Anyone interested in helping to stage a workshop in their area should contact Dr Sarah O’Toole at UCL, via email.



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