Junior and Safer Citizen schemes: keeping children safe

Junior Citizen Scheme (for Year 5)

The Junior Citizen Scheme gives young children the skills to deal with a wide range of emergency situations. It can also help children contribute to their community through good citizenship.

It provides children with realistic scenarios and encourages them to think through the problems and resolve them. The Junior Citizen scheme uses 12 scenarios to cover the following issues:

  • Health issues
  • Fire safety
  • Personal safety  
  • Citizenship
  • Home safety
  • Rail safety
  • Graffiti and vandalism
  • Dangerous substances
  • Online Safety
  • First aid
  • Water safety
  • Road safety

Topics are regularly reviewed to ensure that current issues and concerns are addressed.

The children will get a pack which includes an activity booklet to reinforce the messages they have been taught.

The teachers will get a pack to prepare Year 6 children for starting secondary school. The pack will contain ideas and projects, which will extend knowledge and reinforce the key messages.

Who is it for?

The scheme is aimed at Year 5 (9 to 10 year old) children.


It runs twice a year in the spring and summer terms.


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