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Junior Citizen

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An update on the last two weeks of Junior Citizen where Runnymede Officers and partner agencies join together to provide an interactive method of teaching 10 to 11 year olds to become more aware of their personal safety and gain knowledge that can be used in their everyday lives.  Today we were joined by Runnymede Mayor Parshotam Sohi.

The children learn about a variety of subjects, including:
  • ASB - Anti-Social Behaviour is an issue that many communities face. Runnymede Borough Council will speak to the young people about various ASB issues including the inappropriate use of catapults, littering and the impact of inconsiderate cycling i.e. doing wheelies on the carriageway 
  • Roads - Young people face many dangers on the roads and pavements when walking and cycling. We will be talking to them about the proper use of crossings, along with safety tips when they are cycling so they will not be a danger to themselves or others
  • Stranger Danger - one of the subjects we cover is Stranger Danger. In this exercise we put the young people through various scenarios with actors to test their knowledge and how they manage their own safety. After the scenario they will have a debrief with our PCSO’s
  • First Aid - the focus for our colleagues from St John’s Ambulance will be around arguably one of the most important skills for anyone to have. They will be taking the young people through CPR and basic life support so that in the case of an emergency they are able to save a life
  • Water - the wonderful staff from RNLI will be talking to the young people about the potential dangers around bodies of water and how to get themselves out of trouble if they or their friends find themselves in too deep
  • Fire - Surrey Fire and Rescue will be educating the young people around what to do if they are caught in a fire. Advice around not opening doors if they believe there is a fire the other side, how to avoid smoke inhalation and how to get out of a house fire
  • Electricity - electricity is vital to the modern world we live in but it can also be deadly. We will be taking the young people through the potential dangers it presents specifically around substations and the risks they pose
  • Rail - our colleagues from British Transport Police will be talking to the young people about safety around Level Crossings and on Station Platforms. With recent studies showing the number of teenagers taking risks on tracks has gone up by 80% in the last five years this is a vital topic
  • 999 - during this session we will be taking the young people through how to make an emergency call by using the 999 system. We will also discuss 112 which can also be used from mobile phones to contact emergency services and 911 also works from a lot of smart phones
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Carolyn Anstey (Surrey Police, Office Manager, Runnymede)

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