Child Protection Policy Statement
ISL recognises that every child has the right to a safe and secure environment and that every child should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and socially in a healthy manner. While it is not ISL's responsibility to monitor the conditions under which children live, the school follows its legal obligation to inform the appropriate authorities where there is suspicion of abuse. The school recognises that abusive behaviour may be physical, sexual, emotional, psychological or that of child neglect.
Child Protection Rationale
The abuse and neglect of children are of growing concern in schools throughout the world. Child abuse and neglect are obstacles to the child’s education as well as their physical, emotional, and social development, and more fundamentally they violate the child’s human rights.
ISL recognises its role in the recognition and response to the abuse or neglect of the children in its care, and its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of these children at all times. The interests and welfare of children are the prime considerations in any response to suspected cases of abuse or neglect, and ISL will act to ensure that all children are treated with respect and dignity at all times in its response.
This Child Protection Policy has been developed within the context of;
- Luxembourg child protection law
- International law and aligns with the recommendations of the International Taskforce on Child Protection and requirements of accrediting agencies.
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which Luxembourg is a signatory