Definition of safety house in English:

safety house

noun

Australian
  • A house approved by authorities as a place that schoolchildren can use as a safe haven from bullying or harassment.

    ‘kids in trouble are escorted to a safety house where they stay until their parents collect them’
    • ‘Bob has worked tirelessly for the community serving with the Primary School Parents and Citizens, the Safety House campaign, the Bypass Action Group, and a host of others.’
    • ‘The Regional Safety House Committee president thanked everyone involved in the program but said more safety houses were needed.’
    • ‘The primary school's students showed off their artwork to the local Safety House owner.’
    • ‘Sixty-six safety houses spread throughout Geraldton offer a place for students to go when they are in trouble.’
    • ‘The Safety House program in the ACT has been discontinued due to an "inability to maintain an administrative executive".’
    • ‘The safety house campaigner has come a step closer to her dream of making the streets safer for children.’
    • ‘The Safety House initiative involved homes putting up signs to indicate to children that they could take refuge there if they felt in danger.’
    • ‘He was recognised for his community work, especially with the Safety House program.’
    • ‘Commonly recognised guidelines include not speaking to or going with an unknown adult when they approach you, never taking lollies or other gifts from strangers, and going straight to a Safety House, parent, or other trusted adult if in a threatening situation.’
    • ‘The homes, which are part of the Safety House Program, are a safe place for students to go if they are bullied, followed by a stranger, lost, or simply need to go to the toilet.’