London,
19
June
2015
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11:22
Europe/London

Staying safe in Camden

The new Mayor of Camden joined with councillors and senior council officials in meeting with groups of 10-and-11-year-old children who were learning about how to stay safe and healthy when they move to senior schools.

More than 1,600 year six children, who will be moving to senior school this September, were invited to the council’s annual junior citizens’ scheme at Coram Fields, on Guilford Street.

Through this they have been learning about 10 areas including healthy relationships, antisocial behaviour, victim support, bullying and staying safe when travelling on the tube, bus or train.

Camden Mayor Cllr Larraine Revah
“This is a wonderful scheme that has helped many thousands of young people stay safe when they move to their senior school.”
Camden Mayor Cllr Larraine Revah
Councillor Georgia Gould, Cabinet Member for Young People and Economic Growth
“When young people move to their senior school, they will be faced by a whole set of new challenges.

“We want to help ensure they are equipped to make the right decisions in order to stay safe as they grow up and become more independent.”
Councillor Georgia Gould, Cabinet Member for Young People and Economic Growth
Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Cabinet Member for Community Safety
“As a council we have a responsibility to promote safety throughout the borough and it’s always a good idea to start safety-related habits early in someone’s life.” 
Councillor Jonathan Simpson, Cabinet Member for Community Safety

The scheme, which takes place over a fortnight, has been running for more than 20 years.

Workshop sessions on the various topics were conducted by agencies including Camden Council, the Met Police and British Transport Police, Transport for London, Victim Support, London Fire Brigade and Camden LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Forum.