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Protecting the safety of our students & staff

We endorse the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which the host country Japan is a signatory, and take our responsibility to safeguard all children and employees extremely seriously.

Safeguarding Policy

FIS attempts to:  

  • establish and maintain an environment where students, staff, and community feel secure, able to talk freely and know they will be heard;

  • ensure students know that there are caring, approachable adults in the school with whom they can share their concerns;

  • include opportunities for training for all FIS employees, volunteers, students, and community members to be made aware of their responsibilities and to be guided towards appropriate responses;

  • include opportunities within the FIS curriculum for students to develop the skills they need to stay safe.

Aims & Objectives

FIS makes safeguarding a part of every aspect of the school. It does so by: 

  • providing a safe environment in which students can grow and learn;

  • making every effort to implement hiring practices that ensure the safety of children (and in the case that a staff member or community member is reported as an alleged offender, conducting a full investigation following a carefully designed course of due process);

  • equipping students with the confidence and skills they need to keep them safe;

  • distributing and communicating Child Protection & Safeguarding policies annually to all parents;

  • developing and implementing clear procedures for identifying and reporting suspected cases of abuse;

  • providing annual training for all staff; and

  • supporting students and staff in accordance with an agreed and regularly reviewed Child Protection process and plan.

  • supporting students through the school's behavior policies as stated in the Student/Parent Handbook  and the school's guiding statement - which promotes a positive, supportive and secure environment where students feel valued and their concerns may be heard.

Child Protection & Safeguarding