FICCI organized aseminar on “Safety and Security in Schools” with an objective to address different aspects of safety of children at schools in India underlining necessity for a holistic approach.
This requires a greater intervention of all the stake holders – educational institutions, local government, security consultants and solution providers, law enforcement agencies and also parents.
FICCI along with EY and Mundkur Law Partners also presented a framework of the proposed study, “Student Safety in K-12 schools: a Report, Primer and Toolkit”. The proposed study seeks to cover various dimensions of safety which all schools can used as a ready reckoner to map their risks and plan ahead.
O. P. Singh, IPS, Director General, CISF, New Delhi
The security of the children is a multi-dimensional issue and at present implementation and monitoring is a challenge which needs to be addressed in a holistic manner. School administration should consider consulting professional risk consultants and security managers. CISF is equipped with cutting edge technology and highly skilled manpower which makes it specialized security force to deal with diversified security requirements & risk assessment across various sectors including schools.
Prabhat Jain, Chairman, FICCI ARIZE and Director
The students devote 180 – 200 days in a year which constitute 18% of their time within school premises while 72% of the time spent outside. We need to thus look at the issue of safety and security holistically and adopt a balanced approach in developing mechanisms to ensure the safety of every child. Responsibility lies with the school to ensure safe and secure environment to further protect the child from multiple threats ranging from physical to emotional to digital.
Manit Jain, Co-chair, FICCI ARIZE and Director
The Heritage School and Amitabh Jhingan, Partner, EY also shared their perspectives on various issues pertaining to safety and security in schools. Over 200 delegates from schools, security agencies, policy makers, technology companies and media attended the seminar.