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European Road Safety Charter
good practice

Good practice submission

Good practice submission

What problem did you address/are you addressing? 
Lack of road safety education for children at Portuguese schools.
What are your objectives? 
To implement the National Program of Road Safety Education – ACP Kids.
To have road safety programs included in the curriculum of students from 3 years old
To prevent road casualties involving children and to make them the ambassadors of good practices and transmit them to their parents and friends.
Describe the characteristics of your target audience 
Children since 3 to 10 years old are very receptive to learn. Since it is an important issue to their children, parents and teachers are also very keen about this subject.
How many people did you reach/have you reached? 
List the actions you carried/are carrying out 
Name of action 

The ACP Kids Program
 ACP kids is the first global road safety educational program that is present at schools (in classrooms with teachers), in the streets (with trainers from the ACP) and at home (through an application, books and TV programs). 
ACP, together with the Ministry of Education validate the contents, distributes in schools a series of educational materials devided into 2 groups: one for children aged from 3 to 5 years and the second one for kids aged from 6 to 9 years. 

Name of action 

ACP Kids program on the road.
 ACP, together with the cityhalls organizes roadshows throughout the whole country  with rad circuits where children have the opportunity to put in practice the knowledge they gained at school, namely:  the importance of using the car seat, the importance of using the seat-belt, how to cross the street safely, the meaning of traffic signs etc. 

Name of action 

ACP Kids program One Safety Minute – TV show.
This is the first program for children on TV that is dedicated to road safety education. Each program is dedicated to a different topic so children learn about the safe coexistence of different users on the street. The program is ani9mated by Junior - the ACP mascot.  
The program website http://www.acpkids.pt/ offers more information as well as videos from the TV show, games and other materials.

How did you evaluate/are you evaluating the success of your action? 
Yes, by sending surveys, making interviews with focus groups and making contact with as much schools as possible all over the country.
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities? 
External evaluation
Internal evaluation
When did/will you carry out the evaluation? 
Before, after and continuous monitoring
Please list the indicators you use to measure success 
ACP: Number of schools, teachers and students who make part of this year Program (comparing to the past 2 years); their creativity and activities along the year; pictures and drawings send to the TV show. The Ministry of Education will take care of the te
Please describe the evaluation tools you use (i.e. surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.) 
All these items will be implemented during the school year, most of them by the Ministry of Education.
More information at : www.acpkids.pt