Road Safety For Children Under Five
The Road Safety and Travel Awareness team in the Borough of Dudley, can offer a range of services and advice, to parents with children under five years of age and pre-school groups (play groups, nurseries and child minders etc;). We also work with the early years team in the education department, the key themes for under fives being:
- In car safety
- Holding hands
- Pavements being for people
- What is traffic
- Roads being for traffic
If you live or work in Dudley and would like literature on in car safety, how to teach your child road safety, road safety activity and colouring sheets for your child, or a presentation to your group, you can contact the road safety team using their contact details.
If your child is under 12 years of age and under 135cm in height, your child must use an appropriate seat restraint, not an adult belt.
Your child may use an adult belt when they reach 12 years of age and/or are taller than 135cm in height
If in doubt consult Good Egg Car Safety
Alternatively you can contact Dudley Road Safety Team, or your local seat restraint retailer.
We offer free resources and advice to voluntary groups for all ages in the Dudley Borough. It may also be possible for a member of our team to visit your group.
We can support many organisations including:
- Rainbows, Brownies, Guides
- Beavers, Cubs, Scouts
- Boys / Girls Brigade
- Youth Clubs
- After School Clubs
- Sports Groups
- Cycling Clubs
- Senior Citizens groups
- Community Groups
Older Driver Education
This is offered to those who are aged over 60 years of age in the community. It is usually delivered in conjunction with other local councils and attendees from those areas are also invited.
It is designed to refresh and inform around the many changes to driving, highway code, roads, motorways etc. These events have proven to be extremely popular and are usually oversubscribed.
Future events will be added here, when they become available.
Support For Schools
Road Safety is a vital part of every child's education.
Our role is to support schools in providing this, through the whole range of curriculum subjects. Support may be in the form of resources and lesson plans, practical training, themed assemblies, special events or classroom based sessions.
Discussions are welcomed with you, to ascertain how we can support individual schools, providing appropriate and effective Road Safety Education input.
Key Themes and Suggested Curriculum Stage
The tables below outline the key themes for each curriculum stage, with some ideas of the activities used to explore these themes.
Please contact us to discuss your requisites, themes required and to arrange a mutually agreeable date and time for delivery.
Schools and Colleges
Teaching Bikeability in a school environment, supports many areas of school life. From developing valuable life skills, encouraging physical activity, actively participating in PSHE and Citizenship, through to impacting positively on the individuals physical and emotional health. Bikeability training enables riders to cycle skillfully and confidently, and contributes to more people cycling, more safely and more often.
Schools can book free of charge, via the Road Safety and Travel Awareness Team, the various Bikeability courses available for their pupils.
These courses are extremely popular and early booking is therefore advisable.
The courses available are:
- Bikeability Plus Cycle Training - Balance Bike
- Bikeability Cycle Training Level 1
- Bikeability Cycle Training Level 2
- Bikeability Cycle Training Level 3
Road Safety Education For Children in Schools
We offer free of charge, to all schools and educational establishments in the Dudley Borough, a range of road safety educational packages. They are designed across the various key stages, from key stage 1 which is foundation and nursery, right up to key stage 5. We are inclusive of alternative provision establishments and individuals and groups with specific needs regardless of their age.
These educational packages, can be delivered in an age appropriate manner as;
- An Assembly
- Classroom Based Lesson
- Play Based Session
They can be a one off, or form a part of a larger series of educative sessions.
Practical Pedestrian Training Sessions
These are classroom based educative and informative sessions; followed by a practical pedestrian session. They enable young children to put into practice what they have learnt, in a real-life scenario, in a safe and managed way.
They normally take place around the school the children attend, as it is an area they are usually familiar with.
These sessions are generally aimed at Key Stage 2, though can be delivered to other stages as is required and appropriate. Also, to alternative provision establishments and groups with specific needs, regardless of their age.
Transition to Secondary School Training
These are classroom based sessions offered to Year 6 annually, in primary and alternative provision schools and establishments across the Borough of Dudley.
They are aimed particularly at this group of young people who are transitioning to high schools, the intention being to reduce the numbers of road casualties in this age group, who are fundamentally beginning to make their own journeys to and from school and gain a little more independence from their parents and carers.
This is delivered ad-hoc, as requested and appropriate, and is bespoke to the individual partaking of it and their requirements.
It is usually offered in Year 9, in order to prepare a young person, to make journeys for themselves when it comes to attending sixth form, college or work placements.
Safer Routes to School Planning and Journey Planning
This is usually offered in conjunction with transition training or travel training. However; it can be stand alone, in respect of the preparation of young people, who may be in alternative provision establishments, or have other additional needs, for life beyond key stage 4 and their independent access of further educational establishments, apprenticeships etc.
This is usually offered to colleges and sixth forms. It can take many forms, from assemblies through to classroom based teaching and event style delivery.