Everyone has the right to walk safely in their community
It is every child's right to be able to walk in their community without fear of traffic and pollution. Danger from traffic is a big factor in whether families are able to walk safely in the places where they live. It affects their ability to be healthy and socially active.
Children of all ages are at risk of being hurt or killed when walking near roads. On average, six children are killed or seriously injured on roads in Britain every day – that’s equivalent to a whole class of children every single week.
For children to walk safely in their communities, they need footpaths, cycle paths, safe places to cross, slow traffic and clean traffic.
Brake's Kids Walk is a great way for our school to raise awareness among the community of how we can create a safe environment to enable children to walk, while also fundraising to support a worthwhile cause.
Iris Smith, HLTA, Penshurst Primary School
Brake's Kids Walk is a great way to inspire and engage children about the dangers they face and raise awareness among parents and the wider community about the need to protect children on roads.
It’s also a great opportunity to fundraise for Brake and support families who have lost loved ones in road crashes.
Brake's Kids Walk is supported by Aardman and Shaun the Sheep. Shaun is helping children call on their grown ups to make their streets safer and healthier for everyone.