What does Cultural Safety mean?
Cultural Safety is sensitivity to the similarities and differences that exist between two different
cultures and the use of this sensitivity in effective communication with members of another cultural
group. It means working from the cultural perspective of the other person not from your own
Is Cultural Safety a skill?
Cultural Safety is the foundation of communication, and it involves the ability of standing back from ourselves and becoming aware of our cultural values, beliefs and perceptions. Cultural
Safety is an overarching skill and a necessity.
Ways to understand cultural differences.
· Become self-aware. Work out your own beliefs, values and personal biases
· Do your own research
· Talk to someone from a different cultural background
· Be more accepting
· Don’t stereotype
· Everyone is unique
What is the impact of Cultural Safety?
Being aware of the common differences between cultures increase trust, improves work
relationships and streamlines projects. It also improves communication which is the backbone to any
This training is a 2 day course.