Policy & Enabling Environment

Comprehensive School Safety (CSS) is addressed by education policies and plans aligned with disaster management at national, regional, district, and local school site levels.

The resources included in the tables below provide guidance on building this enabling institutional environment.

Policy Guidance

Core Documents
Comprehensive School Safety Framework CSS Targets and Indicators
Resource TypeTitlePublisherYear
Research ReportComprehensive School Safety FrameworkGADRRRES2017
Research Report & Summary (EN, ZH)CSS Policy Trends in the Asia-Pacific Region--Research ReportGADRRRES2017
Case Studies Report & SummaryCSS Policy Trends: Case StudiesGADRRRES2017
Research ReportASEAN Common Framework for Comprehensive School Safety ASSI2016
Online TrainingComprehensive School Safety: Online LessonSave the Children2016
Research ReportEducation Sector Snapshots for Comprehensive School Safety and Education in EmergenciesSave the Children, UNICEF2014
Online TrainingChildren and Climate Change E-Learning CourseUN CC: Learn, UNICEF
Research ReportComprehensive School Safety Global Policy Survey (Coming Soon)GADRRRES2019

Practitioner Guidance

Resource TypeTitlePublisherYear
Online TrainingTraining Programme on Comprehensive School Safety and Education Sector Policies and PlansUNESCO, UNESCO-IIEP
Research ReportGuidance Notes for Educational Planners: Integrating Conflict and Disaster Risk Reduction into Education Sector PlanningUNESCO-IIEP, UNICEF2011
Online TrainingSafety, Resilience, and Social Cohesion: A Guide for Education Sector Planners and Online CourseUNESCO-IIEP, IBE, PEIC2015, 2017
Bibliographic Database Child-centred risk reduction and Comprehensive School Safety Bibliographic DatabaseSave the Children2018
ToolScalability assessment and planning (SAP) toolkitSave the Children2018
Case StudyPeace Building and Resilience Case StudiesUNESCO-IIEP, UNICEF2014, 2015, 2016
Research ReportScalable approaches, methods, and tools for child-centred risk reduction and resilienceSave the Children2018
Research into Action Brief & SummaryDeveloping and implementing comprehensive school safety policyGADRRRES2018
Research into Action Brief & SummaryGender and disasters - Considering childrenGADRRRES2018
Research into Action Brief & SummaryIncluding children in disaster risk reductionGADRRRES2018