Buckle Up Safely - Safe travel for Aboriginal children

Project status: 
Active
Start date: 
01/2014
Completion date: 
01/2014

Transport crashes are a major cause of death and serious injury in Australian children and Aboriginal children are at increased risk. While age appropriate child restraints protect young children against crash injury, use in the community is low.

The project team has developed the Buckle-Up Safely program which includes educational resources, training of health and education workers, provision of low costs seats and free fitting.  This program has been shown to be acceptable in a pilot evaluation in two Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.

The Buckle-Up Safely program will be delivered in partnership with local community organisations in 12 locations across NSW and effectiveness evaluated.