Oxfordshire County Council have a child pedestrian Road Safety scheme called Footsteps, aimed at parents and carers. Please follow this link to access it: Footsteps ( or explore their website further here: Walking with children | 365Alive

As adults we know how to be safe pedestrians. But young children won’t have learnt those skills yet.

By teaching your child road awareness, you are enabling your child to make their own choices and decisions with your help when walking and crossing the road.

  • Ask questions rather than tell your child what to do.
  • Involve your child in the decision making and explain why you are doing things.
  • And remember your child will copy your behaviour so be consistent, even if you are in a hurry.
  • Never do anything you wouldn't want your child to do when they are on their own.