“Schools have a duty of care to protect children and prevent them from harm, and act with a sense of urgency if a child is at risk of harm.”
International Task Force on Child Protection, School Evaluation Committee
Every AISA member school is committed to keeping children safe – online and on campus – by providing a learning environment that is nurturing, and fosters the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of its students.
AISA’s is committed to supporting schools to build and maintain a proactive environment that protects children by preventing child abuse before it occurs and ensuring its earliest possible detection, intervention and reporting. AISA continues to provide leadership to the international school community by developing resources and providing members with access to world-class professional development that keep our member schools up to date with evidence-based best practice in child protection programming.
Throughout every school year, AISA provides child protection learning events for programme coordinators, educators, leaders and others to develop their knowledge and skills on how to develop and implement a child protection programme in their school.
Are you a Child Protection Officer (CPO) or Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or perhaps you serve on your school’s Child Protection Team, then why not connect with others in the AISA community and stay connected with the latest news, events and resources?
AISA has a proud history of developing child protection resources that speak to the specific needs of international schools, in our region and beyond. These free resources will help your child protection team develop policies and programmes that strengthen the protective environment of your school.
AISA is a proud partner of the International Centre Response Team (ICRT) that has been established to assist member schools to deal with complex child protection concerns. The ICRT consists of global child protection experts and will provide confidential case considerations to help ensure the safety and well-being of our students.
Contact Chanel Worsteling to find out how you can access this service.
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.