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Junior Road Safety Officers in Kent

Junior Road Safety Officers have been in operation for around 20 years.

How does the JRSO scheme improve road safety?

The ethos of the scheme is to empower children within their school to highlight road safety issues that affect them locally and raise awareness among pupils, teachers and the community.

Each primary school is encouraged to select two JRSO’s from year 6, a position they keep for the whole year. The children have to apply for the job giving reasons why they would be suitable.


Junior Road Safety Officers will:

  • Experience decision making for themselves whilst using their own initiative
  • Develop a sense of citizenship
  • Develop a wide range of communication skills
  • Present a positive image of the school as a safe and caring community, to parents and pupils.

Find out how you can set up your own JRSO scheme in your primary school here.

Key statistics


There are approximately 180 Junior Road Safety Officers across Kent.


The JRSO scheme was delivered in 60 Kent schools in 2017.