n Journal of Educational Studies - School safety - who is liable anyway?

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1680-7456



The problem of school violence has become one of the most pressing educational issues in South African schools. School safety is a problem of mounting concern in South Africa. While the phenomenon exists around the world, it is particularly acute here. Violence in schools has only recently received the attention of government and the public. A safe school is one where physical features, layout and policies and procedures are designed to minimize the impact of disruptions and intrusions that might prevent the school from fulfilling its educational mission. This article wants to argue who must be liable for school safety with reference to legislation and an adoption of a code of conduct to improve safety in South African schools.

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