Any educational establishment needs to implement and maintain a high level of Duty of Care.
Universities, Colleges and Schools all have responsibility for ensuring the safety and welfare of the young in their charge.
In the face of threats to pupils or students the organisation needs to respond immediately, it also needs to ensure that the right people are involved and they can communicate in real-time and that information is shared.
Potential incidents or emergencies faced can range from life threatening such as kidnap and terrorist action; through industrial disputes and protests; to vandalism and minor accidents. In all cases, the response has to be thorough, adhere to defined policies and allow a flexible and dynamic process.