The key to International Safe Schools is in understanding how the program started and where its roots are planted. This is within the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Safe Community Movement. World Health Organization (WHO) Safe Communities is about cross-sectoral, community based, long-term, sustainable, injury prevention that is based upon data and surveillance. The Safe Community initiative differs in comparison to other injury prevention programs.
The International Safe Schools Program began in Anchorage, Alaska at the 10th International Safe Communities Conference through a breakout session of 35 experts in Safe Community and School Injury Prevention talking about the need for a program for the community of schools. International Safe Schools Committee – a project in collaboration with the WHO Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion.