Report: A safer place - Property risk management in schools

January 29, 1997 by Accounts Commission

This study of school property-related risks was carried out to assist and encourage the new councils in Scotland to develop effective risk-management arrangements. The report says that successful planning of risk management supported by well-developed information systems will improve value for money in the use of scarce resources. Property damage, loss, vandalism and lack of effective school security and access arrangements can demotivate pupils and staff in a school. The impact on teaching and learning can be considerable. Efforts to improve property risk management will be well rewarded by providing a better educational environment within which students can achieve their full potential.

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