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Community Safety Award

The Duke of Cornwall Community Safety Award was launched in response to significant flooding in Cornwall in recent years.

The award aims to educate and train young people to assist before, during and after a crisis.  It was developed to give young people in the UK an opportunity to learn what to do in an emergency situation, such as severe weather, a pandemic or long term powercut. The award is open to young people between the ages of 5 and 18. 

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There is no requirement to register to take part in the award scheme, all of the materials and resources are available from this site. 

Success Bridge

Find out about the success the award has achieved from as far afield as Canada, Ghana and Hong Kong.

By the end of 2017 more than 10,000 awards were given out in the UK and also further afield in places such as Africa and Bangladesh.

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Group of Community Safety Award students listening to a briefing

The Duke of Cornwall Community Safety Award is open to all young people aged between 6 and 18 years.  It is run as a three tier system with awards earned at various ages.

Find out more and the benefits of taking part.

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Leaders helping students plan for the award

View the leader guides on each of the requirements to complete each of the Community Safety Awards.  There are also additional resources from other organisations and information on how to receive your award badge(s). 

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The three type of Community Safety Award badges

We have three different awards. Find out more about each one below:

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