Yoyogi International School recognises its responsibilities for child protection. As stated in our School Mission, “We provide a safe, nurturing and caring environment...” The following guidelines, which are supported by other guidelines in the Staff Handbook including, the Internet Safety Guidelines and Excursion Guidelines, ensure that we take the safety and security of our students and staff seriously.
It is important to ensure children feel safe and secure at school, and know they can talk to their teachers about any concerns they have and they will be listened to without judgment.
We do our utmost to safeguard all the students and staff of Yoyogi International School by:
● Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers working
● Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
● Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
● Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.
Within this policy are definitions of the different forms of child abuse, along with other terminology, to ensure all staff members are clear of what constitutes child abuse and the different signs of possible abuse. We will use this shared understanding, so that we are able to identify students who may need help or protection.
1. This policy will be updated and reviewed at the beginning of each school year by the Child Safeguarding Team, all staff and Parent Teacher Association.
2. A Safeguarding Team and Safeguarding Lead will be designated and communicated to all stakeholders.
3. The Safeguarding Policy, in its updated form, will be shared through both direct communication sent to parents and posted on the school website.
4. The Safeguarding Policy will be shared with the CEO at the first opportunity in the school year by the Head of School