Safeguarding

Safeguarding at BISP

Safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our students, and other members of our community is a priority at BISP. We believe that every child, regardless of age, has the right to be protected from any risk of harm, and that wellbeing should be nurtured across the whole school community.

‘Safeguarding’ is an umbrella term that in our context is applied to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. At BISP Safeguarding actions can range from health and safety precautions, digital safety measures, or indeed aspects of Child Protection identified in our school policy. We adopt the UNICEF definition of ‘Child Protection’ which specifically refers to the  ‘prevention and response to violence, exploitation and abuse of children in all contexts’.

Our policies and practices

Our policies and practices are aligned to the following:

  1. The United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child.
  2. Our statutory responsibility under Thai Law to have due regard to the requirement of the Child Protection Act.
  3. Recommendations and guidance from the UK Department for Education, especially the annual publication of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’

Our Child Protection Policy is reviewed annually and sets out our commitment to protect students from harm.

We expect our whole community – including staff, parents and visitors – to observe our commitment to keeping children safe. If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of any student at BISP, please talk to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (the Primary and Secondary School Principals, or Thai Director).