The International School of Prague and Child Protection
ISP’s Mission is to Inspire, Engage and Empower. In order for everyone within our school community to work together to fulfil our mission, it is fundamental that our environment is one that is safe, welcoming and secure for all of our students.
ISP recognises its ethical and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our students. As child safety and protection is our highest priority, we state clearly and categorically that any conduct which potentially or actually causes harm or alarm to our students will not be tolerated. Any allegations of such conduct will be dealt with, if appropriate in partnership with the relevant authorities, in line with the ISP Child Protection Policy.
The ISP Child Protection Policy is based the work of the International Task Force on Child Protection, local Czech laws relating to the safety of children and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Policy details the nature of different types of potential alarm and abuse that children and young people can face. The Policy also spells out practical and procedural information that any member of the ISP Community who has concerns about the safety, wellbeing and security of a student or students can refer to.
As a member of the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA), ISP is a signatory to the below statement.
CEESA Safeguarding and Child Protection Statement
- Safeguarding and Child Protection is a priority for every CEESA School.
- CEESA commits to supporting school environments that safeguard children through both prevention and intervention.
- CEESA works in cooperation with international agencies to ensure standards associated with best practices are regularly reviewed, revised, and applied in all operations, activities, and events.
- CEESA leaders honor and uphold child protection guidelines and procedures, in partnership with all stakeholders in their respective school communities.
All CEESA schools will:
1. Actively uphold the CEESA Safeguarding and Child Protection Statement
2. Implement School based Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies and Procedures that includes regular onsite training
3. Employ Safe Recruitment Practices consistent with Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies
4. Educate students and adults on Safeguarding and Child Protection