To meet accreditation standards, all international schools are now required to have a Child Protection Policy with procedures in place for reporting an allegation regarding an adult in the school or a concern that a child may be at risk of harm. Schools are required to appoint staff with oversight of child protection procedures and related school policies. But who should take on that responsibility? Should it be one person or a team, when does an action, incident or omission become a child protection concern, and what are the thresholds for reporting a concern? These are all questions that we receive regularly from schools, and that we seek to address in this Guidance Note.
The Association of International Schools in Africa is dedicated to serving its members throughout Africa during this challenging time. Please let us know if you require additional or specific information, resources and or support, and we will endeavour to assist you as soon as possible.