Roles, Activities and Measures
International and National Roles
SCFNZ was appointed by the WHO Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion as the first Certifying Centre for the accreditation of International Safe Communities internationally and in New Zealand.
SCFNZ is an Affiliate Support Centre of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion.
SCFNZ is also the lead Accrediting Centre for the Safe School Community International Accrediting Programme .
Within New Zealand, SCFNZ is responsible for administering and facilitating the uptake of the Passport to Safety Programme.
SCFNZ supports the goals and objectives of the New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy and works collaboratively with the secretariat to achieve a positive safety culture and safer environments for all New Zealanders.
SCFNZ, in partnership with the ACC, administers the annual New Zealand Community Safety and Injury Prevention Awards .
SCFNZ works collaboratively with other key stakeholders to further support the development of community-based safety promotion and injury prevention. The SCFNZ staff profile includes expertise in injury prevention, safety promotion, policy, strategic planning research, evaluation and community development.
SCFNZ accredits communities and schools that have achieved the criteria for designation. SCFNZ staff have extensive expertise in supporting safe community coalitions and networks, developing productive partnerships between community and government agencies, fostering an evidence-based approach to safety programmes and ensuring sustainability in community safety at national and community levels.
SCFNZ advocates for evidence-based community safety and provide information and resources to improve knowledge of proven and promising community-based safety promotion, injury and crime prevention initiatives. SCFNZ staff develop relevant and timely resources and work collaboratively with other key agencies to translate emerging overseas and New Zealand best practice to the local environment in order to facilitate the gap between practice and evidence and to avoid duplication of effort.
SCFNZ fosters national and international leadership in community safety. SCFNZ is recognised for being the national champion for community safety and for its international contribution to the field of community safety.
Key Success Measures
An increase in government agency acceptance of the benefits of the WHO Safe Community framework as a worthwhile component to reducing the injury and crime burden in New Zealand.
An increase in the number of TLAs in New Zealand that are working towards International Safe Community accreditation.
An increase in both the number of designated International Safe Communities in New Zealand and the proportion of New Zealanders who are living in designated International Safe Communities.
Improvements in injury, crime and community safety indicators by designated New Zealand Safe Communities compared with other comparable TLAs and national trends; and
Reductions in the injury and crime burden (number rates, costs and claims as measured by NZHIS, ACC, Police NZ Transport Agency data) by designated Safe Communities compared with other comparable TLAs and national trends.