Child Protection at Sreenidhi International School
SIS aims to create a ‘child-safe environment’, both internally and externally, where children are respected, protected, empowered and active in their own protection.
The staff at SIS receives continuous training on child protection procedures from both external organizations like ECIS, CIS and School’s Child Protection Officers.
SIS has a designated Child Protection Officer and deputy Child protection officers who are the point of contact with regard to child protection.
The staff at SIS is expected to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children in our care. SIS has a well-laid Child protection policy which is based on international law, the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child, Juvenile justice law and POCSO. The Child Protection Policy applies to everyone working for or associated with SIS. It encompasses the whole of SIS and includes without limitation:
(a) Staff at all levels – Academic, Administration, Sreenidhi Sports Academy (SNSA)
(b) SIS Visitors – (parents, visitors, vendors, researchers, media, guests, celebrities, etc.) who may come into contact with children through SIS are also bound by this policy.
As per the Child protection policy, the school practices safe recruitment by checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children. The school makes an effort to raise awareness of child protection issues and equip students with the skills needed to keep them safe.
The school develop and implement procedures for identifying and reporting suspected cases of child abuse and supports students who have been abused in accordance with the agreed child protection plan.
The school has some procedures in place to prevent children from being hurt and mistreated like:
● Adult supervision at all times including breaks.
● Zero-tolerance for corporal punishment
● The student code of conduct deals at length with the issue of bullying.
SIS is committed to reviewing the policy annually and ensuring that safeguarding practices are being followed.