What’s Safe School

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.


International Safe School

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.


Safe Schools Criteria

  • An infrastructure based on partnership and collaborations, governed by a group of teachers, pupils, technical staff and parents that is responsible for safety promotion in their school; the group should be chaired by a School Board (representative of school policy governance body) representative, with the Headmaster as a co-chair (hereinafter the Safe School Committee)
  • Safe School policies decided by the Safe School Committee and Community Council in a Safe Community setting.


International Safe School Designation

TKU has been continually improving its status as a work-safe and student-friendly campus. It has conducted a thorough review of its performance in this area based on the seven indicators listed in the Safe School Criteria.

Moreover, it has established committees to address the various issues covered in the indicators, while at the same time working with local government and community organizations to obtain an unbiased assessment of its overall safety standards.