Child Protection

International Community School ICS takes the responsibility to protect its students and staff incredibly seriously and every effort is made to ensure that all staff at ICS (including volunteers at the school) are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children left in our charge. Child protection refers to any activity which is undertaken to protect children who are suffering or are at risk of suffering significant harm. ICS undertakes a whole school approach to child protection, and as such holds all staff responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in our care. We strive to provide a positive, humane, and safe environment for students, faculty and staff. We are concerned to establish and maintain an ethos in which the dignity, well-being, and safety of all is paramount and we will at all times respect and protect the dignity and human rights of all students, faculty and staff. Abuse (sexual or physical), bullying, harassment, physical intimidation or violence or intimidation of any form is against our school ethos and will not be tolerated. Students, teachers, and staff have a right to work in an environment that is free of any form of abuse, bullying, harassment, physical intimidation, or violence; all members of our school communities share a responsibility for ensuring that this right is respected and that a safe environment always exists. Individual children, especially some of the most vulnerable children and those at greatest risk of social exclusion, will need coordinated help from faculty and staff.

This can be done through:

Raising staff awareness and sense
of responsibility for reporting
possible cases of child abuse.

Ensuring effective communication
between all staff on child protection issues.

Ensuring that all staff are aware
of and follow the correct procedures.