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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.

COVID-19 restrictions

Take part in Brake's Kids Walk in a COVID-safe way and in line with government guidelines for schools.

Brake recommends that children hold hands and walk in a crocodile formation when walking near roads. If holding hands is not possible, walks can take place within school grounds. Children can take part in Brake's Kids Walk activities within smaller groups or class bubbles. If you can't get out and walk, you can still use action pack resources to teach important road safety messages in a fun and engaging way. Your free action pack contains lots of ideas for how to get involved.

Every day
6 children
are killed or seriously hurt on roads in Britain
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For children to walk safely in their communities, they need footpaths, cycle paths, safe places to cross, slow traffic and clean traffic.
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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

Children take part in Brake's Kids Walk to promote road safety and the health and planet-saving benefits of walking.