Equally Safe at School
Coding/Design | www.equallysafeatschool.org.uk
We’ve worked with the team at Rape Crisis Scotland on a number of projects, including transferring their main site on to our system and redeveloping the site in conjunction with an external designer in 2021. We were delighted to win a tender to work with the team again on a specific site for a project aimed at helping schools tackle gender-based violence.
The Equally Safe at School (ESAS) platform had vibrant branding already developed but needed a pretty complex site to support schools. It had to provide a range of information; have varying levels of access for school leads, teachers, students and school management; include features such as forums and e-learning modules; provide a route for anonymous feedback; and allow schools to use the system as a repository for all of their documents related to the project. The site also allows forum users to upload videos that are automatically transferred to the Vimeo platform for embedding within the site (and nowhere else, thanks to its privacy controls).
We were able to build a custom solution for the team working on the project to power all of the features that they needed, developing these as broadly as possible to ensure maximum flexibility – allowing extra information to be added in future. We continued to work with the team through a piloting process, allowing us to make tweaks before the full launch.
How it works
The basics of the site are powered by our fuzzylime (cms+) platform, with a range of add-on modules to provide the full range of features the ESAS team required, including managing the site’s content, user accounts and accessing a range of reporting options.