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  • Child Protection Policy

    An effective whole-school child safety and protection policy is one that provides clear direction to staff and others about prevention of illness, prevention and treatment of sickness, the physical safety of children as also the expected behavior when dealing with child protection issues. An effective policy also makes explicit the school’s commitment to the development of good practice and sound procedures. This ensures that child protection concerns, referrals, and monitoring may be handled sensitively, professionally, and in ways that support the needs of the child.

    SAMA American Private School is committed to establish and maintain a safe and secure environment for all students hence the school will:

    • Encourage children to talk and ensure that they are listened to, whilst remembering that unconditional confidentiality cannot be promised (it may be necessary to seek help from others for the child);
    • Ensure children know that there are adults in the school who they can approach if they are worried;
    • Include opportunities throughout the curriculum, including ICT and PSHE, for children to develop the skills they need to recognize, and stay safe from abuse (including online abuse).
    • Ensure that all children are protected against all forms of negligence/exploitation physical and psychological abuse as per Federal Law No. 3. 2016 on Child’s Right.

    Aims

    This policy applies to all staff, governors, and volunteers working in the school. The policy has five main elements:

    • Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children;
    • Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe;
    • Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse;
    • Supporting students who have been abused, in accordance with their agreed child protection plan;
    • Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop

    You may view our full Child protection policy here