Road safety worries will change as your child gets older and becomes more independent.
As children get older they will be able to put into action the skills you have taught them to keep safe on the road. Your child’s risk of being injured increases as they gain independence and respond to peer pressure.
Things You Can Do To Help
When deciding if your child is old enough to walk on their own consider:
When your child is independent and goes out on their own remind them to –
You can contact the Healthy Child Programme by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123 or texting Parentline on 07520 631590. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
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