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Child Safety Education Coalition

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether the Child Safety Education Coalition has been established. (247011)

On 11 November 2008 the Government announced the award of a grant of £1,619,000 over three financial years to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in partnership with the National Children's Bureau (NCB) to establish a Child Safety Education Coalition.

Work is progressing well. RoSPA and NCB are recruiting and equipping a secretariat and identifying potential membership. My Department is agreeing with them full terms of reference and a statement of purpose document for the coalition. Key organisations with an interest in practical child safety education have been asked to attend a conference in February 2009 at which they will be invited to become members of the coalition. The membership of the coalition will then be formally announced and the coalition will confirm its priorities and plan of work for the period of the grant.

A copy of the press notice announcing the award of the grant to establish the coalition is available on the Department for Children, Schools and Families website