The patented StudentSafe technology from Raptor brings together the systems that help schools recognize, document, support and manage the wellbeing of individual students. The intuitive and robust platform includes the ability to capture low-level concerns, conduct behavioral threat assessments and suicide risk assessments and manage such cases, ensuring positive student outcomes.
Connecting the smallest dots for the earliest interventions.
This happens at every school, every day – a bus driver, teacher or janitor notices something a bit odd about a student’s behavior. Often, we rationalize it away hoping it’s an isolated incident or that someone else will handle it. But what if we’re already the third person this week who’s noticed and nothing has yet to be done?
Brings each team member to the same level of practical knowledge
Ensures a high degree of threat classification accuracy
Builds confidence in team members
Ensures alignment with policies, procedures and regulations
The alarming rate of death by suicide among students requires all our attention. StudentSafe provides a secure platform for school counselors to assess, document and manage cases where students may be at risk of self-harm.
Using the tools, deemed industry best practice, including the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) and SAFE-T, school counselors can analyze data about a student’s behaviors, attitudes, and mental wellbeing, providing a more comprehensive picture of their risk for suicide. Additionally, counselors can create personalized risk management plans, provide resources for students and guardians, and monitor their progress over time.
We know you have a lot of questions. That’s why we’ve collected the most frequently asked and answered them for you below.
Any school staff member or administrator can log in to StudentSafe and enter a low-level concern by providing some basic information. Schools establish categories of concerns at the district level. When a staff member logs in, they select the student, a category and write a few notes. Additionally, the StudentSafe dashboard will provide a quick view for authorized staff to easily identify students that may need early help and support.
If the concern for the student’s safety warrants a suicide risk assessment or behavioral threat assessment, the situation is escalated within StudentSafe and your team follows the designated workflow and case management process. The student’s chronology is accessible to school counselors and the BTA team to help inform and streamline the process. All tasks, interviews and follow-ups are documented within StudentSafe helping to keep staff focused on the needs of the student and ensuring a secure, central repository of information.
Low-level concerns are minor concerns a staff member may have about a student’s behavior or observance of the student. These can include irregular attendance, outbursts or meltdowns, unexplained bruising, new slang, appearing unkempt/disheveled, food insecurity, withdrawal, etc.
Oftentimes, such behaviors or observances may not seem concerning as a single instance, however when others have similar encounters with the student and they are all documented in a central, secure place, we can easily see patterns and a need for early help and support for the student. The sooner we can help the student, the better the outcomes.
The software is based on a longstanding practice in the UK called safeguarding, where it is the law that schools (and other institutions) must document all forms of concerns related to the health and wellbeing of students. The goal is to safeguard students/children from harm such as any form of abuse, neglect, and mistreatment, as well as peer-on-peer abuse, grooming for gangs or other illicit activities, trafficking, self-harm and more. In 2021, Raptor Technologies purchased CPOMS, the leading provider of Safeguarding software in the UK with over 15,000 schools and more than a decade of history in improving the safety and wellbeing of UK students.
Any school staff member or administrator can log in to StudentSafe and enter a low-level concern by providing some basic information. Schools establish categories of concerns such as mental wellbeing, home/family, relationships, etc. at the district level. When a staff member logs in, they select the student, a category and write a few notes. Districts can set alerts to notify counselors or other designated staff when a specific category is used (e.g., bullying). Additionally, the StudentSafe dashboard will provide a quick view for designated staff to easily identify students that may need early help and support.
Most staff members will only be able to enter data, not view data. StudentSafe includes four-dimensional provisioning enabling your district to configure permissions in a highly detailed and precise manner. Additionally, Raptor is SOC2-certified providing the highest level of security on the market.
Raptor Technologies has been added to the list of signatories of the Student Privacy Pledge. We are committed to the Student Privacy Pledge and take great care and responsibility to both support the effective use of student information and safeguard student privacy and information security. More information about the pledge can be found here.
Raptor StudentSafe™ software includes the ability to document and manage low-level concerns, create student chronologies, run BTA behavioral threat assessment and suicide risk assessment workflows, manage BTA cases, gain immediate insight through alerts and robust dashboards, determine trends and gaps with full-scale reporting and more. Also available at additional cost, BTA Team Training on the development and implementation of your chosen process.