All children have the right to be protected and safeguarded from harm and abuse. The purpose of the CISB Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is to ensure that all CISB students are afforded with an opportunity for a quality education in a secure and safe environment. To properly safeguard all children within the school then it will require systematic procedures, effective cooperation and an organized community.
All forms of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power
Any nonaccidental physical injury to a child. Physical harm may also be caused when a guardian fabricates the symptoms of, or deliberately induces, illness in a child
Persistent emotional maltreatment that impacts on a child’s emotional development. Emotionally abusive acts include restriction of movement, degrading, humiliating, bullying, and threatening, scaring, discriminating, ridiculing or other non-physical forms of hostile or rejecting treatment.
Forcing, coercing or enticing a child to take part in sexual activities whether or not the child is aware of what is happening. The activities may involve physical contact or non-contact activities, such as involving children in looking at, or in the production of, sexual images, watching sexual activities, encouraging children to behave in sexually inappropriate ways, or grooming a child in preparation for abuse
Persistent failure (intentional or not) to meet a child’s basic physical or physiological needs, likely to result in serious impairment of the child’s health or development.
The following procedure will be used:
Based on the information that is provided, the following actions that may be taken:
In cases of severe abuse or where outside the school’s authority:
After a case has been reported and investigated, the following follow-up procedure will apply:
All documentation of an investigation will be kept in the child’s confidential school file. Records sent to schools to which the student may transfer may be flagged to let the receiving school know there is a “confidential” file for the child and CISB will make every attempt to share this information in a way that will protect a victim. For a child who has indulged in sexual misbehaviour, CISB may share that we advise that the child receives continued therapy.
This policy, and all procedures, guidelines and programs developed under it, will be consistent with Thai law. The policy will be reviewed at least once every three years by the Head of School. The implementation of this policy will be monitored by the Head of School, who will report on the effectiveness of the implementation to the Board of Directors.