Sunday April 20, 2014

question of the week

Survey results are meant for general information only, and are not based on recognised statistical methods.

Protocol signing helps keep kids safe

Christine Wood photo

Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) representative Suman Singh, Sunshine Coast RCMP officer Steven Chubey, School District No. 46 board chair Silas White and MCFD-Youth Mental Health representative Katie Stuart each sign a copy of the new protocol agreement that will help keep students safe.

A new protocol agreement will help keep students safe and ensure the appropriate response in the event of a threat or display of violent behaviour at school.

On Dec. 13, representatives from School District No. 46 (SD46), the Sunshine Coast RCMP and the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) signed the Com-munity Protocol for Dealing with High-Risk Student Behaviour, as well as a memorandum of understanding between the parties.

The protocol “establishes clear guidelines when responding to any perceived or real threat of violent behaviour,” said Sunshine Coast RCMP media spokesperson Cpl. Steve Chubey.

The memorandum of understanding is meant to detail the relationship between the RCMP, SD46 and MCFD and outline their response plan to deal with matters of mutual concern.

“The primary objective of the agreement is to reduce offending behaviour and the victimization of young people in the schools and communities of the Sunshine Coast,” Chubey added.

The new memorandum of understanding will ensure RCMP continue with efforts like having a full-time school liaison officer in SD46 and continue with the practice of youth restorative justice in the school system.

In addition “the partners will provide staff with training and guidelines required to perform their roles and will measure the effectiveness of prevention and intervention initiatives,” Chubey said.

SD46 was pleased with the signing of the two documents last Friday with assistant superintendent of schools Greg Kitchen noting it “really establishes best practice protocols on how the three agencies can work together and support our communities and support our youth.”



NOTE: To post a comment in the new commenting system you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, OpenID. You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Coast Reporter welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

blog comments powered by Disqus

About Us | Advertising | Contact Us | Sitemap / RSS   Glacier Community Media:    © Copyright 2014 Glacier Community Media | User Agreement & Privacy Policy
Business in Vancouver Whistler Question Squamish Chief Powell River Peak Real Estate Weekly My Local Flyers


Lost your password?