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Child Safety Seat advice

Putting a child seat in your car isn't enough to keep your child safe. Unless a seat is fitted properly your child could be injured, even in a slow speed collision.

Read the Governments rules on using child car seats

The Prevention and Road Safety team are available to provide advice on the correct fitting of car seats. If you would like advice over the phone, or to book a visit for groups, please contact us using the details on this page or email:

What can you do?

  • Make sure that everyone in the car is correctly restrained.
  • Choose the right seat for your child's weight and height.
  • Remember some seats don't fit in some cars.
  • Always fit the seat exactly to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Secure your child in the seat on every journey.
  • Never use a rear facing child seat where a passenger airbag is fitted. Do not use a forward facing child seat on a passenger seat fitted with a front airbag unless your vehicle manufacturer confirms it is safe.

For a quick guide to the correct fitting of car seats, please visit the Which? website.

For further information on keeping your child safe visit the Good Egg Guide to In-car child safety: