At ISB, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our students. All students attending ISB are entitled to an environment that is safe and secure. We expect all employees, parents, volunteers, and contracted service providers to maintain an attitude of vigilance for possible signs of abuse and/or neglect of students. Each one of us has a duty of care to actively seek help for students when abuse or neglect is suspected.
The school has a Board approved Code of Conduct and Child Protection Policy, which are in accordance with the recommendations and requirements of accrediting agencies, of the International Task Force on Child Protection, and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which Belgium is a signatory. Training on child protection awareness and procedures occurs on an annual basis.
ISB has established a rigorous vetting process for all employees with regard to child protection which includes a "Certificate of Good Standing" from the Belgian authorities. It is school policy to perform thorough background checks through actively seeking confidential references for all new employees.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead coordinates the efforts of the ISB Safeguarding Committee as it unpacks the ISB Board approved Child Protection Policy into practical procedures.
Any questions about Safeguarding at ISB can be directed to the DSL at firstname.lastname@example.org.