Bożena Borys-Szopa – Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy pointed out that
guaranteeing children’s safety in schools translates to economic safety as well. She added that “a good school also means the
Good Start programme. This edition will offer support to 4.5 million students, amounting to about PLN 1.36 billion.
Another important issue is keeping children safe on their way to and from school, which will be ensured by posting officers outside of schools, combating cyber bullying, as well as giving lectures on such topics as road traffic safety.
Cooperation between the schools, the police, parents and students is particularly important here emphasized the Minister of Interior and Administration Mariusz Kamiński.
Another important aspect is to ensure health care and take measures in the area of preventive treatment and health promotion, i.e. offering dental care, providing support to students who are chronically ill or have disabilities.
The last area contributing to children’s safety in schools is transport. Carrying out school bus inspections, ensuring safety of pedestrian crossing areas - those are the goals supported from the Local Government Roads Fund and the Programme for the Elimination of High Risk Areas. The Minister of National Education Dariusz Piontkowski also informed that work is currently in progress on a handbook, which will describe how to respond to threats in school. Safety will be further enhanced by employing such solutions as video monitoring, mandatory first aid training courses or protecting students from addictions.
The meeting was also attended by the ministers and deputy ministers of the following ministries: Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Ministry of the Interior and Administration, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Infrastructure.