JIS promotes the values of respect, integrity, compassion and responsibility and seeks to foster wellness. The JIS Child Safeguarding Policy reflects those values and seeks to protect the student, the family and the JIS community, ensuring that the right to protection and access to confidential support systems is available to all students.
JIS Child Safeguarding Policy
Child abuse and neglect are of growing concern in schools throughout the world. Child abuse and neglect are violations of a child’s human rights and are obstacles to a child’s education as well as to their physical, emotional, and social development. Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) has an institutional responsibility to protect children. In this role we need to ensure that all children in our care are afforded a safe and secure environment in which to grow and develop, no matter what cultural background they come from. As educators, we have the opportunity to observe and interact with children over time on a daily basis, and are in a unique position to identify children who need help and protection. As such, we have a professional and ethical obligation to identify children who are in need of protection and to take steps to ensure that the child and family avail themselves of the services needed to remedy any situation that constitutes child abuse or neglect.
All faculty and staff at Jakarta Intercultural School are mandated to report their concerns about the well-being of any student. Reporting and follow up of all suspected incidences of child abuse or neglect will proceed in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures linked to this policy. Furthermore, cases of suspected child abuse or neglect may be reported to the appropriate employer, to the respective consulate in Jakarta, to the appropriate child protection agency in the home country, and/or to local authorities.
Jakarta Intercultural School endorses the Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which our host country, Indonesia, 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. Jakarta Intercultural School will distribute this policy annually to all parents and applicants, will communicate this policy annually to students, will provide annual training for all faculty and staff, and will make every effort to implement hiring practices to ensure the safety of children. In the case of a staff member reported as an alleged offender, Jakarta Intercultural School will conduct a full investigation following a carefully designed course of due process.