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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Zurich International School endorses the Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which the host country Switzerland 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.

ZIS is committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and to the prevention of child abuse in any form. We are committed to educating and supporting students, parents and teachers in ways that develop protective behaviours, and to working with all members of the ZIS community to help them recognize signs of abuse and give appropriate support where necessary

  • Safeguarding is defined as protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes - Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2016.
  • Child Protection refers to the action required to protect a child from a situation that is causing significant harm, or that is likely to do so.

Application of the Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct

The policy applies to all ZIS Employees, including teaching faculty, non-teaching faculty and staff, support staff, peripatetic, contract staff and ancillary staff, volunteers / parent volunteers, and any other adults working at the School. This Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and the Code of Conduct applies to all children and adults in the school, including when being educated off-site and undertaking educational visits. It also applies to students who are on an exchange and being hosted by the School. This includes all visiting students hosted by ZIS when involved in events and activities organised through ATAC.

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy Code of Coduct