The International School of Bologna believes that every student has the right to develop themselves emotionally, intellectually and physically. All children have equal rights to protection from any form of violence, abuse or neglect. Child abuse and neglect are concerns throughout the world. Child abuse and neglect are violations of a child’s human rights and are obstacles to the child’s education as well as to their physical, emotional, and spiritual development. The International School of Bologna endorses the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which our host country, Italy, is a signatory and seeks to be a safe haven for students who may be experiencing abuse or neglect in any aspect of their lives.
Schools fill a special institutional role in society as protectors of children. The ISB staff will ensure that all children in our care are afforded a safe and secure environment in which to grow and develop. ISB staff, having the opportunity to observe and interact with children over time, is in a unique position to identify children who are in need of help and protection.
The aim of this policy is to demonstrate the school’s commitment and compliance with procedures with regard to safeguarding children.