The health, safety and well-being of all our children is of paramount importance to all the adults who work in our school. Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture, or disability. They have a right to be safe in our school.
Protecting children is everyone's responsibility at our school and this includes reporting any act committed by a parent, guardian, or any other person, to a child enrolled in the school which results in neglect, physical or emotional injury or sexual harm.
All staff have a duty and will report any suspected or disclosed issues of child protection to the designated child protection officer (DCPO)/child protection team. If the threat is immediate or on-going it will be reported to the appropriate local safeguarding authorities as set in place by the UAE.Purpose
The safeguarding of children and young people from harm is the highest priority here at AZPS. Our students have a right to feel safe and protected from significant physical and emotional harm both inside and outside of school. We have our policy which is a crucial part of promoting the welfare of our students; it is designed to inform our staff regarding the signs of child abuse and to equip them with the knowledge on what to do in the event of suspected abuse. This policy defines abuse, outlines signs of abuse and explains the procedures for investigating and reporting suspected cases.