Junior Neighbourhood Watch introduces primary school children to Neighbourhood Watch, the largest voluntary organisation in the UK, and its ethos of promoting safer and stronger communities. The scheme promoted good citizenship and greater public awareness in the prevention and detection of crime, reducing the fear of crime, improving police/community liaison and increasing community safety.
livin in partnership with Spennymoor Area Action Partnership provided funding for The Junior Neighbourhood Watch Scheme to run in the local primary’s schools in the area. Pupils aged 10-11 years of age took part in the 10 week scheme working with a number of agencies including Durham County Council, Durham Constabulary, 4 Real, British Transport Police, Wildlife Rangers, Badger Group, Road Safety and the Dogs Trust.
The pupils achieved competence in Seatbelt Safety, Stranger Danger in the community, Anti-Social Behaviour, being safe near the railway lines, Civic Pride, Alcohol Awareness, the role of a Police Officer, Equality & Diversity – Hate Crime, Wildlife Awareness, Internet Safety, Dog Care, Crime Prevention and Criminal Damage.
This scheme has been a fantastic success educating over 300 pupils in our community.
To apply for funding, please visit the Community Regeneration Fund section.