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Safe Communities

A Safe Community is one in which all sectors of the community work together in a coordinated and collaborative way to promote safety: forming partnerships; managing risk; educating and informing; increasing community well-being and the overall safety especially for its most vulnerable; and reducing their fears of harm.

The key feature is the building of local capacity (i.e. coalition of community, business, government and non-government leaders) that combines their resources and interests to address local concerns about injuries, crashes, anti-social behaviour, violence and crime in a coordinated and sustainable manner. With a focus on increasing well-being, SCFNZ was established to support and inspire communities in New Zealand to create safe environments and increase adoption of safe behaviours.



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