The WCED's Safe Schools Programme works with schools to ensure safe school environments needed for successful teaching and learning.
The programme's strategies include installing security systems while also addressing the social environment, by influencing learner behaviour and by working with schools to mobilise community support for safe schools.
Safe Schools works in partnership with local police and community organisations such as neighbourhood watches and Community Policing Forums.
The Safe Schools' Call Centre received calls from learners experiencing any form of abuse, and provides a contact point for reporting burglaries, vandalism and other incidents that impact on efforts to ensure safe schools.
The Call Centre's telephone number is 0800 45 46 47.