Junior Safety Officers


The Junior Safety Officer Scheme (JSOS) has been operating in the London Borough of Richmond since 2003 and is organised by the Safety Education Team. Twenty-nine primary schools now enjoy membership of the scheme and the newly appointed JSOs met in October for the Junior Safety Seminar. The aim of the scheme is to increase safety awareness amongst pupils and encourage them to accept responsibility for keeping each other safe.

How the scheme works

In July, each primary school in the Borough of Richmond is invited to join the scheme and appoint two or three Junior Safety Officers from Year 5 (and on occasions Year 6). The Junior Safety Officers will serve for a period of one academic year, during which time they will work in close partnership with the Borough’s Safety Education Team to promote safety initiatives and cascade safety messages in their school.

  • The JSOs promote various safety campaigns, maintain a junior safety notice board, take assemblies and organise competitions promoting safety.

Duties of the JSOs

  • Promote pedestrian and cyclist safety
  • Raise awareness of personal safety, by identifying dangers
  • Raise awareness on water safety in the home, near rivers, open water or at the seaside
  • Inform the children of fire safety precautions and what to do in the case of fire
  • Identify dangers and causes of accidents in the home
  • Provide a link between the council's Safety Education Team and the pupils

For further information about the Junior Safety Officer Scheme please contact Heather Pitney.

Telephone: 020 8487 5133
Email: h.pitney@richmond.gov.uk