FBS’ takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care. An effective whole-school child protection policy is one which provides clear direction to staff and others about expected behavior when dealing with child protection issues.
The purpose of this policy is to provide staff and employees with the guidance they need in order to keep children safe and secure in our school, to inform parents and guardians how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care, and ensure that FBS/FBSG has student protection measures in place:
- Protect students while in the school’s care from all acts and omissions constituting physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and bullying.
- Identify and support those students who may have suffered such abuse or neglect, as strongly enforced by the Kuwait Child Protection Law 21/2015 the Kuwait National Protection Program (government agency) and Kuwait Ministry of the Interior
- Emphasize that all FBS/FBSG employees and school staff are mandated reporters of cases of abuse and/or suspected abuse inside and outside the school.
- Define duties and responsibilities of School Principals and school staff for responding to suspected cases of child abuse and/or neglect.