Education & Training
There will be annual training and educational opportunities for the AISJ community to develop and maintain the necessary knowledge and skills to safeguard children.
Employees, Interns, Volunteers
Initial induction safeguarding training will be mandatory for all incoming employees, interns, and volunteers, and will include instruction on definitions, signs, and symptoms of child maltreatment, reporting expectations, a detailed review of the AISJ Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, and code of conduct expectations as outlined in the Safeguarding Agreement. Any established employees who have not been through the induction training will be required to do so retroactively.
Subsequent to induction training, all employees, interns, and volunteers who have direct contact with children will be mandated to undergo refresher training annually, with interactive learning to enhance practical understanding and problem solving around child safeguarding issues, and to incorporate lessons learned and update best practices.
Contracted Partner Agencies, Vendors, & Invited Guests
Contracted partner agencies, vendors, student mentors, and invited guests with whom the school has a written contract will be instructed on the AISJ Safeguarding Program, and if there is extended student contact as part of their duties, undergo screening protocols and agree to sign and abide by the Safeguarding Agreement for non-employees.
Parents and Guardians
Parents and guardians will have annual opportunities to attend educational workshops on safeguarding, with specific guidance on how to raise a concern or make a report, as well as opportunities to attend positive discipline and digital parenting workshops.
Currently, students from PK-12 receive age-appropriate curricular and extra-curricular instruction on health and safety topics, including on-line safety, relevant to their age. As a school, we recognize the vital role curriculum-based programs such as Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE), and Digital Citizenship play in educating and empowering students on their right to live free from maltreatment and harm, and have committed to prioritizing and strengthening school-wide best practices in the delivery of these curriculums.