Because we put students first in all that we do, safeguarding and child protection are of paramount importance in all Dulwich College International schools. As a world-class organisation with a strong moral purpose, we make certain that every step is taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of each child in our care.
We believe that children should be respected and their views should be heard. It is our responsibility to ensure that each child forms stable relationships with adults, built on trust and consistent support for children’s individual needs. This approach guides the behaviour of all professionals in our school. Our child-centred approach to safeguarding is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Dulwich College International has developed an extensive Safeguarding Policy and training programme, which is regularly reviewed and updated. All new staff members at our school are subject to our safer recruitment procedures, in which all staff involved in recruiting are trained, and on arriving at our school they all take part in safeguarding training, which is periodically refreshed throughout their tenure in our organisation. Our students have age-appropriate lessons in safeguarding and our schools undergo annual safeguarding audits. Safeguarding is also a critical component of our accreditations.