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ERIC Number: EJ1015312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Practical Child Safety Education in England: A National Survey of the Child Safety Education Coalition
Mulvaney, Caroline A.; Watson, Michael C.; Walsh, Patrick
Health Education Journal, v72 n4 p450-459 Jul 2013
Objective: To examine the provision of practical safety education by Child Safety Education Coalition (CSEC) organizations in England. Design: A postal survey. Setting: Providers of child practical safety education who were also part of CSEC. Methods: In February 2010 all CSEC organizations were sent a self-completion postal questionnaire which aimed to elicit details of safety education activities, priorities, target groups and information about evaluation. Frequencies of responses were calculated. Results: Responses were received from 60 organizations representing a response rate of 65%. They represented private, public and charitable organizations, and provided safety education for children aged 3 to 17 years. Respondents undertook a varied range of activities including talks, theatre work, utility distribution, experiential learning, hospital visits, and sports and leisure activities. The majority ("n" = 43, 72%) ran special events to teach children about safety and most often this occurred at least once a month ("n" = 28, 47%). Respondents provided education addressing the main causes of injury and mortality; road traffic injuries was the topic most often addressed ("n" = 42, 70%). Twenty per cent of respondents ("n" = 12) stated that they did not evaluate their activities and only one-third ("n" = 19, 32%) stated that they produced written reports. Conclusion: Child safety education was delivered using a variety of techniques and was provided by a range of organizations. This highlights the opportunities that exist for teaching children risk competence. Additional support will be needed if evaluation activities are to be robust and fully documented. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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