All organisations that work with or come into contact with young people should have safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure that every child, regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity, can be protected from harm. SGW provides a wide range of security related services to clients in the education sector. Most schools, colleges, academies and universities now recognise that expectations for security risk management in these environments are greater than they have been in previous years. This increased emphasis, driven mainly by parents and regulatory authorities has tested the skills of school managers and many now commonly engage the services of experienced external advisors, just as they would for health and safety. SGW provide the education sector with unbiased advice, geared to your interests and without ties to contractors or a reliance on expensive electronic solutions, particularly where alternatives are more sympathetic to the school or environment. Our integrated security consultants have worked on a range of educational institutions such as colleges and universities in Europe and the Middle East, with a focus on creating a secure environment for students, staff, and visitors whilst not impacting on the creativity and ambience present. Educational sites are often quite open buildings that are spread out over a large campus making security complex due to the open access required for often thousands of students who attended daily.
Utilising Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) techniques drastically increase the change of putting offenders of attempting criminal acts through increasing the natural surveillance in as many areas from those legitimately using the campus, introducing a holistic access control regime to prevent people accessing the areas off limits to them, and finely creating a sense of ownership and clearly defined security zones.