The Transportation of Children with Additional Needs (TOCAN) partnership is seeking feedback on a new website offering support for occupational therapists and parents of children who are unable to use mainstream car restraints.
The new website, created by the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Safety Centre and TOCAN, aims to assist parents to ensure their child is legally and safely restrained, and to assist health practitioners assess children and prescribe modified or specialised restraints.
The site also includes information on funding options for parents and contact details for suppliers of modifiable or specialised child restraints that meet the relevant Australian Standards.
TOCAN is seeking feedback on the site, with a survey accessible on the home page until Tuesday, August 25 at 3pm. This feedback will be used to ensure the site is as user-friendly and comprehensive as possible.
The TOCAN partnership includes representatives from the RCH Safety Centre, RCH Occupational Therapy Department, The Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, School of Occupational Therapy at La Trobe University, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, VicRoads, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), Britax Childcare, Australian Child Restraint Resource Initiative, Transport Accident Commission, AMAZE Victoria, the Association for Children with a Disability, Early Learning Association of Australia.
You can view the website here.