Institutions responsible for educating students will want to have a written policy regarding how they will provide for a safe and secure environment for their students, staff, parents, and community. In developing this policy, the institutions will want to make sure they are in alignment with existing policy best practices; this document will provide numerous relevant references. The policy should also align with guidance typical for the school's location; this document provides links to Federal and State-level guidance. References are also provided for private and international school guidance.
Policies may benefit from advice provided by both professional and non-governmental organizations and legal counsel. The listing of references and resources that follow have been collected and summarized to aid the drafting of a well-considered policy or in updating policy. Historical reference and statistics on the topic of safety and security can be found amongst this listing.