Road trauma is a leading cause of death and disabling injury for children in Australia. Research conducted in Australia shows that if you put children in the right fitting child car seat – right for their age – but more importantly, for their size, many of these deaths and injuries can be prevented.
Mobility and Accessibility for Children in Australia Ltd (MACA) is a registered charity dedicated to advancing the rights of children with disabilities and medical conditions to safe and accessible transport. Its new website and research activities have been funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
MACA’s national website is LIVE!
MACA is the first national expert body dedicated to advocating for the rights of children with disabilities and medical conditions to safe and accessible transport.
MACA addresses the gaps in Australian policy, research, and practice impacting on the transport of children with disabilities and medical conditions.
For the first time ever in Australia, allied health professionals, families and organisations can now access a ‘one stop’ evidence-informed resource for the safe transport of children with disabilities and medical conditions in motor vehicles.
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, macahub.org has been informed by nearly two years of research, advocacy, policy development and, importantly – the lived experience of families.
Allied health professionals, families and organisations will find evidence-based and easily accessible information to help them confidently make decisions about children’s vehicle transport requirements.
If you’d like to stay up to date with MACA’s work, sign up to their mailing list here.
Car Seats Save Lives website – an online resource created to help parents and carers keep children safe in cars. This website is an initiative of Early Learning Association Australia (ELAA) in partnership with VicRoads and the Victorian Transport Accident Commission. It features the latest in video and other resources to guide parents and carers through buying, fitting and using child restraints and booster seats in cars.
ELAA has developed multilingual resources on child car seat safety. We have written information in 21 languages and videos in 12 languages.
|English – PDF||বাংলা (Bengali) – PDF|
|中文繁體 (Cantonese) – PDF||Burmese – PDF|
|العربية (Arabic) – PDF||آزرگى (Hazaragi)- PDF|
|Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)- PDF||Kiswahili (Swahili) – PDF|
|Chin (Hakha) – PDF||Chin (Falam) – PDF|
|درى (Dari) – PDF||Français (French) – PDF|
|Karen – PDF||Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian) – PDF|
|Farsi(Persian)- PDF||Khmer – PDF|
|中文简体 (Mandarin) – PDF||Sinhalese – PDF|
|Philipino (Tagalog) – PDF||नेपालीज (Nepalese) – PDF|
|Urdu||Soomaali (Somali) – PDF|
|Hindi||தமிழ் (Tamil) – PDF|
Our road safety education professional development sessions are commencing in May.
Please register early for these online sessions as places are limited.
If you would like to discuss hosting a live PD session, please contact [email protected].
*This professional development is a pre-requisite prior to applying for the ThingleToodle education session.