Children’s Safety in Sefton

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Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member Children, Schools, Families and Leisure receives the RoSPA accreditation from Play Facilities Officer, Norman Irvine

The quality of play areas in Sefton is the best in the region. Sefton Council’s Parks and Greenspaces Service are celebrating after receiving the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) gold standard award and are the only local authority in the North West to receive such a high level.

To win the award, Sefton had to: Provide a robust repair and inspection regimes, prevent accidents and respond to incidents, provide stimulating play provision that has a good play value and demonstrate commitment to inclusion for disabled persons. Sefton Council manages 55 play sites, 16 ball game areas, two skate parks and has a specific Playground Health and Safety Team that carry out inspections. All these sites were visited as part of the inspections. FULL STORY CLICK HERE

rospa-prints-webIn Parliament Edmund King president of the AA, told MPs that ‘road safety awareness’ should be taught to all school children. The Commons inquiry into Cycling has been told that Cycle safety must be a key part of the driving test and on the national curriculum if the Government wants to boost cycling numbers. FULL STORY CLICK HERE

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