Research-into-Action Brief: Developing and Implementing Comprehensive School Safety Policy

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GADRRRES, Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector

Comprehensive School Safety (CSS) has become an important policy design framework to help reduce disaster impacts in the education sector, and practitioners have a crucial role. This brief reviews how policies are developed and the roles practitioners can have in developing and implementing policies. It then discusses how the CSS Framework was developed through both top-down and participatory policy development processes, and highlights how practitioners can be involved in implementing, monitoring and improving the CSS Framework. This brief is part of a series.

The Research-into-Action Brief series includes two main tools:

1. Research-into-Action Briefs and Summaries

2. Shared Bibliography on Zotero:

These tools are for practitioners working in fields of child-centred risk reduction (CCRR), climate change adaptation (CCA) and school safety. The briefs and summaries are also intended to be used for training and capacity development for practitioners and partners, including government.

The briefs provide a concise review of research findings on a range of topics which have been selected by practitioners. The briefs have a focus on how the research findings could be (or have been) applied in practice. Each brief is 6-10 pages long, and generally contains a glossary, literature review, case study or examples, practical applications, key readings, and follow-up questions.

The summaries are two pages long and provide a quick snapshot of the main messages from the briefs. These can be used to both promote the full Research-into-Action Brief, to provide a quick overview of the topic, or to promote the use of research.

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