Schools stand in a unique position, wherein there is an opportunity to observe and note the signs and symptoms of abuse or neglect among its students. Therefore, every personnel regardless of tenure, rank and/or position has a moral and professional obligation to report any and all abuse or suspected abuse of children immediately.
Reporting and follow through of all suspected incidents will adhere to due process with consideration for confidentiality of student affairs. In all cases, the child’s safety and welfare is the primary concern. In line with this, the Headmaster may decide to report cases of suspected child abuse/abusers and neglect to appropriate employment sponsors, to the respective embassies of the parties involved, to the appropriate child protection agency in the home country, and/or local authorities, if such is the appropriate course of action.
BISB seeks to be a safe haven for students who may be experiencing abuse or neglect in any aspect of their lives. As such, the school will make this policy available to all parents and applicants. BISB endeavor to communicate this policy to students, provide training for all staff, and make every effort to implement hiring practices to ensure the safety of its students. If a BISB employee was reported as an alleged offender, BISB will conduct a full investigation providing due process and keeping the safety of the child at the highest priority.