The public is reminded that the Police Directorate has launched an initiative to provide free child car seats to families on St Helena – subject to household income – with funds provided by SHG’s Safeguarding Children Board. 150 car seats are available, together with additional booster seats.
Two types of car seats are available, one for children weighing up to 25kgs and one for children weighing from 9 to 36kgs.
The seats will be given free of charge to families with a total household income of less than £25,000. Families whose income exceeds £25,000 will be required to pay the full price for the seats, which cost from £42 to £65. The Vehicle Fleet team will also be available to members of the public who require assistance in fitting their car seats into vehicles.
Application forms will be available from Friday 1 April 2016 from Ogborn House and the Island’s crèches and Primary Schools. The seats will be issued from Saturday 9 April 2016, with priority given to those families earning under £25,000.
Further information can be obtained from Ryan Belgrove at Ogborn House, tel: 22622
Chief of Police, Trevor Botting
22 March 2016