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  1. 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);
  2. Safe School policies decided by the Safe School Committee and Community Council in a Safe Community setting;
  3. Long-term, sustainable, operational school programs covering both genders and all ages, environments, and situations;
  4. Programs that target high-risk groups and environments, and programs that promote safety for vulnerable groups;
  5. Programs are from the Scientific Knowledge Base;
  6. Programs that document the frequency and causes of injuries – both un-intentional (accidents) and intentional (violence and self-directed);
  7. Evaluation measures to assess school policies, programs, processes and the effects of change;
  8. Ongoing participation in Safe Schools networks – at community, national and international levels.

These indicators have been developed by the International Safe Communities and Schools movements with the objective to make the World a better and safer place to live, learn, work and play in.
Safe Schools issues contact: Max Vosskuhler, MS Chair of the International Safe Schools Committee.