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Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

http://www.aals.org.uk/index.php

The Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme is a Government sponsored scheme, which was introduced in 1996 under the Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations. The scheme ensures that those who provide certain adventure activities to young people under the age of 18 years, will have their safety management systems inspected. Where appropriate, a licence is then issued.

Teachernet

http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/emergencies/planning/index.html

Emergencies are hard to predict, but events can be prepared for. You can start by considering what incidents may arise, then how prepared your school is to deal with them, and what training or resources your school may need.

US Department of Education

http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/emergencyplan/index.html

As schools and communities across the U.S. develop plans for responding to potential emergency situations, the U.S. Department of Education has unveiled a web resource to help. It is designed to be a one-stop shop that provides school leaders with information they need to plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents and terrorist acts. For more information about what families and communities can do to be ready for an emergency, please visit www.ready.gov.

OECD School Safety and Security

http://www.oecd.org/document/41/0,2340,en_2649_34527_8002921_1_1_1_1,00.html

A safe and secure environment is a prerequisite for effective teaching and learning. Threats to the safety and security of people and property can arise from natural hazards – for example earthquake, floods and storms – or from human actions – such as vandalism, arson, and violent crime. While catastrophic events and human tragedies cannot be eliminated entirely, there is a role for facility designers, institutional managers, emergency response teams, and post-crisis intervention in mitigating their negative impact.

Ready Kids 

http://www.ready.gov/kids/home.html

"Are you ready to put your planning skills to good use? Are you ready to help your family get prepared for the unexpected? Your family can use this Web site to create a plan that will help you be ready for many different kinds of unexpected situations!"

Crucial Crew

http://www.crucial-crew.org/

An interactive safety game for children