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All people are able to enjoy their lives free from the fear, cost and pain of preventable injury and violence.



The Safe Community Model

The Safe Community model is an internationally recognised, evidence-based best practice model for addressing community safety issues at the local level.

The underlying philosophy of the Safe Community movement, established in Sweden in the 1980's  is to prevent injuries in all areas, for all ages, in all environments and situations, invoking government, non-government and community sector support. Essential themes of the model are to reduce injury and promote safety and well-being for all citizens in a community.

The concept is characterised by the following core criteria:

  • collaborative governance
  • program reach
  • priority setting
  • data/information analysis
  • evaluation
  • communication and networking


WHO views the Safe Communities approach as an important means of delivering evidence-based violence and injury prevention strategies at the local level.

To find out more in becoming a Safe Community contact a PPSCN support organisation.