School safety and Student safety - Certain guidelines

School safety and Student safety - Certain guidelines - Issued- Reg. 


1. This office even proceedings dated: 16.11.2020, 24.11.2020, 9.12.2020 and 30.12.2020 01.09.2021 11.10.2021, 22.11.2021. 6.01.2022.21.01.2022, 21.02.2022, 05.06.2022 and 19.08.2022

ESE02/254/2023-SCERT-Part(1) Dt:03/03/2023


The attention of all the District Educational Officers and Principals of DIETS in the State are hereby informed that The NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY, 2020 lays down the goal for every educational institution from preschool to University- "A good educational institution is one in which each student feels welcomed and cared for, where a safe and stimulating learning environment exists," (Guidelines on School Safety and Security Guidelines on School Safety and Security @2021).

The ambience in schools must be positive and nurturing, where children feel safe and secure on the premises and with the care providers. Sense of safety and well-being will be instilled in students when action is taken against misconduct or abuse, such as corporal punishment, discriminatory practices, bullying and other forms of verbal, emotional or sexual abuse, by teachers, other personnel or other students. (MANUAL ON SAFETY AND SECURITY OF CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS Developed by NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR PROTECTION OF CHILD RIGHTS)

The unfortunate sporadic incidents have taken place in the schools during the last few months which call for a reality check of the safety environment in the schools.

Therefore, all the Regional Joint Directors of School Education, District Educational Officers and Principals of IASES/CTES/Govt. DIETS in the state are requested to give clear instructions to the respective field functionaries on the following

Implementation of Student Safety Guidelines:

a. To follow the Student Safety Guidelines Strictly and create awareness among the students to avoid untoward incidents.

b. The Principals and Headmasters shall immediately take up a review of the guidelines already issued by this office vide reference cited. c. Create awareness about Good Touch/Bad Touch, Corporal Punishments and Child abuse

d. Awareness about Child Helpline No.1098.

e. Oath on School Safety Pledge

f. Awareness of Helpline numbers, Posters and Complaint Box in assembly

g. All government, aided and private unaided schools should display the

following videos on 04.03.2023 to students on possible ways duly ensuring that awareness has been created among all regarding the Good Touch and Bad Touch as well as child safety in schools. h. 

The District Educational Officers are requested to submit compliance report with photos by Monday i.e 06.03.2023 without fail

This has got the approval of Commissioner of School Education, Andhra Pradesh

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