Safe Kids Onslow was founded in 2012 by a multi-disciplinary group of professionals and citizens in Onslow County, all interested in the prevention of unintentional childhood injury. As a chapter of Safe Kids North Carolina and Safe Kids USA, our local chapter works to increase community awareness of injury prevention strategies through planned events and initiatives.
Current initiatives include Barrett's Pledge, an effort to ensure that working professionals in Onslow County utilize licensed or legally operating unlicensed child care for their children. Professionals in our community can take Barrett's Pledge by "liking" the pledge page on facebook.
In North Carolina, it is a felony to care for more than two children, unrelated to you, for more than four hours a day on a regular basis without a state issued child care license.
Child care licensure ensures that child care providers have: