Medway Council’s Safer Journeys Officers will be visiting a school and children’s centre next week to speak to parents and show them how a small step can make a big difference to a family’s safety.

The team will be at St Nicholas CE Infant School on Thursday, 21 June. Topics for discussion include choosing and fitting child cars seats as well as making sure children are equipped with good pedestrian skills, relevant to their age.

The team will also hold a drop in event at All Saints Children’s Centre, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham from 11am on Friday, 22 June. Parents are invited to come along with their road safety questions and problems.

The Safer Journeys Officers visit coincides with Child Safety Week 2012 (Monday, 18 to Sunday, 24 June), an annual campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) – the message this year is ‘small steps to safety’.

Su Ormes, the council’s Principal Road Safety Officer, said: “It is hoped the informal sessions will encourage parents to take positive ‘small steps’ towards safe road safety choices and ultimately keep children out of harms way.

“We (the Safer Journey Officers) are here all year round to help with any road safety questions/concerns – so please feel free to contact us for help.”

To contact the Safer Journeys Team please email travel.safety@medway.gov.uk or phone 01634 333333 or visit http://www.facebook.com/saferjourneysinmedway

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