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Community Safety

In spring of 2013, in the DDSB's on-going commitment to safety, and in conjunction with Durham Catholic District School Board and community partners, the DDSB signed the Community Threat Assessment and Intervention Protocol (C-TAIP) Agreement.  
For details on the Violent Risk Threat Assessment Protocol, please click here:  Fair Notice VTRA.pdfFair Notice VTRA.pdf
Durham District School Board safety procedures are regularly reviewed with our students. We practice fire drills, lockdowns, hold & secure and have our community firefighters and police officers in to talk about safety as well.
Communication is the key to protecting your child. Teaching safety rules and streetproofing tips can help your child know what to do if he or she is frightened, assaulted, injured, or bullied.
Here are some things your child should know:
  • Their name, full address and telephone number
  • How to use the telephone to call for help – police, ambulance and fire at 9-1-1
  • How to reach the telephone operator (no money is needed)
  • Where to reach parents or guardians at all times
  • Not to accept strangers into the home (children should tell service or sales reps to come back later)
  • To take the same route to and from school every day
  • Not to accept food or gifts from anyone without parental permission
  • Not to go near a stranger’s vehicle
  • It is okay to say NO to an adult
  • That no one has the right to touch their body where a bathing suit usually covers
  • That if they are being followed, they should run to a place where there are other people and yell for help
  • If they are separated from you while shopping, to go to the nearest cashier or clerk for help
Thank you for your continued discussion at home to ensure the safety of all of our students.