Safety is the state of being "safe" (from French sauf), the condition of being protected from harm or other non-desirable outcomes. Safety can also refer to the control of recognized hazards in order to achieve an acceptable level of risk.
Privacy vs. SecurityAs school administrators we are looking security and safety, reason why we have cameras on our property. We want to keep students safe. We want to keep tabs on people entering and leaving their schools. We want to cut down on vandalism and theft, and they want to do it now. What’s the urgency? 86 percent of public schools nationwide reported that one or more serious violent incidents, thefts, or other crimes had occurred at their school.
Safety Planning for long-term safety and wellbeingSafety planning is a complex, dynamic and collaborative child protection process that focuses on building enough safety for children to remain within the care of their families. The safety planning process involves professionals working collaboratively with parents, children and an informed family network to develop and implement a detailed safety plan that leaves everyone confident that the children will be safe in the parents’ care in the future. The safety planning process also involves monitoring and reviewing the safety plan over time so that everyone is satisfied that the safety plan is working and will continue to work to provide ongoing safety for the children.Because of the complexity and dynamic nature of the safety planning process, there is no specific formula or model that you can follow. Just as every family has their own unique qualities, strengths and challenges, so every safety planning journey may be a little (or a lot) different. There are however, key steps that need to be included in the safety planning process and a number of tools and processes that are helpful. This document explores those key steps and attempts to provide a rough guide as to how these steps fit together. The steps have been written in a linear fashion but they are usually not linear in action and you may find that you are working on a number of steps at the same time and moving back and for between different steps.