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Last Updated: Thursday August 13 2009 15:29 GMT

Can models keep children safe?

One of the plastic child-shaped bollards

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They might look a bit like giant table-football players, but big models of children have been put on the streets of one English city to try to keep real children safe.

Maddy's been to Leicester to find out more. She talks to local kids and councillor Patrick Ketterick to find out all about them.