Investigations into child sex abuse allegations are complex, sensitive, and often involve multiple agencies. As a result, the Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities created various protocols and resources to coordinate investigative efforts, minimize trauma for the victim(s), and ensure forensic reliability

Responding to Student Sexual Assault

The San Mateo County Student Sexual Abuse Response Protocol promotes cooperation between all agencies responding to allegations of student sexual abuse. The protocol applies to suspicions and allegations of student-to-student or school personnel-to-student sexual abuse and assault.

Educator Resources

Are You a Parent?

Check out the resources below on how to keep your child/children safe online:

  • Online Safety Guide for Parents of Children and Teens (English) (Spanish)
  • How to Talk to Your Children about Sex, Sexting, and Digital Safety (English) (Spanish)

Need Crisis Support?

Call the at (800) 656-4673 to get confidential support 24/7.

Mary McGrath

Executive Director, Safe and Supportive Schools


Phone: (650) 802-5425