For over 25 years, CTC has been the subject of numerous research initiatives, evaluations and pilots, along with continuous testing and monitoring, to ensure it remains effective and provides value for money to both parents and partners. CTC has evolved over time, embracing educational and technological developments, enabling it to stay current, appealing, fun and lifesaving.

The Children's Traffic Club aims to:

Why is it for under 5s?

Development psychologists tell us that by the age of
five lifelong habits are set.

So start them young:

  • Teach them vital road safety skills. It could save their life!
  • Encourages them to be active. Active kids are healthier, happier, are more confident and even sleep better!
  • So start today… teach your child to be active but safe when out and about.
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The Children’s Traffic Club (CTC) will help you to help your child develop the skills and attitudes to stay safer and more active when out and about.

Club impact

As a result of continuous monitoring and evaluation, CTC remains effective and relevant; for both members and those running CTC in their areas, whether a developed government, local authority or health board.
It embeds road safety messages and also raises awareness about the benefits of walking, scooting and cycling.

  • Effective

    Content aligned to the challenge

  • Targeted

    Specific behaviour change model

  • Deliverable

    Welcomed by local communities

  • Sustainable

    Intervention built over long term

Read about our extensive research that has been carried out in the UK for the past 25 years.

Research

Our heritage

Read where The Children's Traffic Club has been available in the past and currently.

  • Cambridge
    Since 2014 the Club has been available free in some areas.
  • Derbyshire
    From 2013 to 2015 through Bounty, the UK’s largest parenting club.
  • East Anglia
    The Club was piloted in the regions for two years before its launch in 1993.
  • Herefordshire
    Available free to all pre-schoolers from 2001 to 2008.
  • Kent
    In 2002, in association with the relevant Primary Care Groups, provided free in parts of Ashford, Dover and Gravesend.
  • Lancashire
    Funded by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund in 2014 and 2015, in some areas.
  • Lincolnshire
    In 2009 in some areas in partnership with Bounty, the UK’s largest parenting club.
  • London
    Since 2003 funded by Transport for London (TfL) for all pre-schoolers living in Greater London. In 2015, a bespoke London centric Club was launched which reaches over 105,000 children per year.
  • Luton & Bedfordshire
    From 2006 to 2009, the Council and NHS provided CTC targeting over 5000 per year.
  • Norfolk
    Currently using since 2014, Norfolk Camera Partnership are working via nurseries and children centres to deliver CTC to over 9000 children per year.
  • Northampton
    Initially working collaboratively with local Sure Starts and Children Centres, specially adapted resources were delivered between 2006 and 2010.
  • North Yorkshire
    In 2010, in partnership with 95 Alive Road Safety Partnership, CTC was delivered in via Bounty, the UK’s largest parenting club.
  • Salford
    Salford Road Safety Partnership via the Neighbourhood Road Safety Initiative (NRSI) provided CTC.
  • Scotland
    For 15 years, running from 1995, the Club was provided free in partnership with Road Safety Scotland and The Scottish Government.
  • Sefton
    Between 2006 and 2010 Sefton Council in partnership with Sure Starts provided free membership.
  • Stoke on Trent
    From 2006 to 2009 the council in partnership with Sure Start and the Neighbourhood Road Safety Initiative (NRSI) provided CTC free.
  • Wales
    In 2002 The Welsh Assembly supported the translation of CTC into Welsh, allowing the local and health authorities to offer bilingual Club material.
  • Worcestershire
    Provided free in partnership with Sure Starts in some areas during 2008 and 2009.