The Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire Philip Wilkinson has praised the work of the has hailed the work of the Junior Good Citizen scheme as a way of engaging with young people in Swindon.

Agencies work with schools to educate children aged 10 and 11 to better safeguard themselves.

Over 1,800 year-six pupils from thirty-seven schools across Swindon will have taken part in the initiative when it ends its fortnight run in the town on June 17.

The scheme will then start up in the rest of Wiltshire at the end of the month.

Topics covered in the sessions included personal and online safety, road safety, weapons awareness, substance misuse, railway safety and electrical safety.

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PCC for Wiltshire, Philip Wilkinson said: “"Early intervention is one of the key areas the public has asked me to focus on in my Use Your Voice survey which acted as the basis for my Police and Crime Plan.

"The Junior Good Citizen scheme does exactly that. It engages young people with our officers in a setting where they're comfortable and instead of being talked at, they're part of the conversation.

"It means that our officers can build good relationships and get across key messages around the themes of knife crime, substance misuse and safety online"