Safeguarding & Child Protection
At the American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ) we believe that all of our students have the right to pursue their education in a safe, secure, healthy, and caring school environment where children and adults are treated with dignity and respect at all times.
The AISJ Board of Directors endorsed and adopted a Child Protection Policy as the foundation for guiding all staff and families in matters directly related to the health, safety, and care of our students. The AISJ Child Protection Policy is based on international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Our safeguarding practices and procedures reference a variety of national and international frameworks including that of the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA).
As part of our overall educational program and shared responsibility to educate students whilst ensuring a safe environment in which all children can learn and grow, AISJ will:
Provide age appropriate learning experiences that engage and address issues of personal safety, needs and rights.
Provide resources to parents that empower understanding of our programmes, policies and procedures; and
Provide annual training for our faculty to recognise signs of child abuse and neglect and take the appropriate action.
By enrolling your child/children at AISJ, you have agreed to work in partnership with the school and abide by the policies adopted by the Board of Directors. Your support and commitment to a safe and supportive school environment are very much appreciated.
(AISJ Strategic Policy: 5.5 Child Protection Policy - adopted September 2014, amended April 2017)