School & College Safety

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Managing Safety in Schools

Safety plays an important role in schools and colleges. Ensuring pupil and student safety has been part of the ethical framework for decades. Schools also have legal responsibilities for safety and it is an integral part of the Ofsted framework.

In the midst of change, RoSPA has compiled the information on this website to help schools and colleges understand the importance of managing health and safety in a proportional and planned way. Our approach is that we should endeavour to make schools as safe as necessary, not as safe as possible. Download the Schools and Colleges Overview brochure.

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Press Release: Pedestrian training, swimming lessons and updated PSHE needed, according to new national strategy

All children at Key Stages 1 and 2 should receive pedestrian safety training – including real-road environments and modern-day scenarios such as mobile phone distraction – according to a new national accident prevention strategy for England.

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Teaching Safety

Teaching Safety

Schools and colleges play a crucial role in preparing children and young people to be able to recognise and manage risk.

Teaching Safely

Teaching Safely

For more information on health and safety in school including policies, facilities, transport and activities.

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Consultancy, Training and Audit

RoSPA has been at the forefront of health and safety for nearly a century and has developed an extensive knowledge base to help schools and colleges 'teach safely'.