Safe Kids Anson County
Safe Kids Anson County is led by Anson County Partnership for Children, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops, and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.
Every year Safe Kids Anson hosts Safe Kids Day. This event is possible with the partnership with other organizations in the community that also promote safety.
Parents and guardians of preschool children in Anson County can have their car seats inspected by nationally certified child passenger safety technicians. These technicians are available to provide one-on-one “hands-on” help with installation. Families with children receiving Public Assistance are eligible to purchase a seat from the Partnership for $15. All appointments must be made in advance and parents must bring their child and the child’s Medicaid card with them. Please call our office at 704-694-4036, to set up an appointment.
Location: Anson County Partnership for Children
117 S. Greene St., Wadesboro, NC 28170
Schedule: Appointments are required. Appointments can be scheduled by phone.
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 which allows violators of the NC Child Passenger Safety Law (G.S. 20-137.1) an opportunity to have their safety seats properly installed and their charges dismissed. Anson County’s District Attorney’s Office recommends that the caregiver complete this class to produce satisfactory proof that the violation has been corrected. During the class, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians teach caregivers how to install a child’s car seat and observes the caregiver installing a seat in the vehicle. These classes help parents understand the proper way to install child safety seats and help keep Anson County’s children safer. Classes are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 2 to 4 pm at the Anson County Partnership for Children, 117 South Greene Street, Wadesboro. Advance registration is required for the class. The District Attorney has the authority to determine whether or not dismissal is appropriate in each case.
Safe Kids Day 2019
Safe Kids Mock Crash 2019
The goal of a mock crash is to educate teenagers about the tragedy of traffic crashes — and to reinforce the importance of seat belts, paying attention behind the wheel and to show the consequences of drinking and driving. Safe Kids Anson partnered with Anson County High School and local law agencies to make this event possible. It was conducted the week of prom.
Traffic Safety Awareness
On April 22, 2017, the Wadesboro Police Department hosted a Traffic Safety Awareness event. The day was filled with fun interacting activities to remind everyone plays a part in traffic safety. Thank you, Wadesboro Police Department for a great event.
2015 Safe Kids Day at Morven
Great support from lots of helping organizations. Children learned so much and enjoyed talking with Sheriff Reid about plans for their future and telling the sheriff ways that they know how to stay safe. Thanks to the teachers and staff at Morven Elementary And especially to the students. Lots of community collaboration
Safe Kids Anson Bike
May 16, 2013 Safe Kids Anson distributed bike helmets to Anson Children's Center for riders to use on their new trike paths.