Safe Kids Anson County is part of Safe Kids Worldwide and led by the Anson County Partnership for Children. The Partnership provides dedicated staff, operation support, and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping our children safe.
The program focuses on child passenger safety, fire safety, firearm safety, bicycle safety, and poison prevention. Based upon our community's needs, the program includes such things as car-seat checkups, safety workshops, Operation Medicine Drop, hot car demonstrations, bike safety events, sports clinics, and an annual Safe Kids Day - all with the goal of helping parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.
Child Car Seats
Child Car Seat Inspection
Parents and guardians of preschool children in Anson County may have their child car seats inspected by nationally certified child passenger safety technicians at the Partnership's location in Wadesboro at no cost. The technicians also will provide individual, hands-on instruction on child car seat installation, and families that qualify may purchase a child car seat for $15. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact the Partnership by phone at 704.694.4036 or via email.
Child Passenger Safety Diversion Program
Safe Kids Anson County and the Office of the District Attorney for Anson County provide a Child Passenger Safety Diversion Program for violators of the NC Child Passenger Safety Law (G.S. 20-137.1) The program provides violators an opportunity to have their safety seats properly installed, to attend a class on car seat installation, and to have their charges dismissed. To learn more about this program, contact LeAnn Melton or click here.
"Car seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants under 1-year-old and 54% for toddlers ages 1-5." American Academy of Pediatrics (2011)