Child Protection Guidance Note: Child Protection Teams & Internal Reporting

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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.

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Contributed by Chanel Worsteling, AISA

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