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Likely sustainability of a child restraint program among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in 12 communities in NSW

Ralph, M, Hunter, K, Keay, L, Clapham, K, Brown, J, Bilston, L, Byrne, J, Simpson, J, Ivers, R

Aboriginal / Community

ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are over-represented in road related deaths and serious injury. Buckle-Up Safely was developed to work in partnership with twelve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in New South Wales to promote correct use of appropriate restraints. An important element of a community-based program is to ensure that it is tailored to suit the needs of the community and that it is part of a long-term strategy. Buckle-Up Safely adheres to these aspects, ensuring that the program promotes strong community engagement and program ownership.