WBAIS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. We have developed policies and procedures, security guidelines, education, recruiting standards, and expectations that help to ensure a safe and secure environment for all.
- 24-hour security
- Single point of secured access to the campus with security checks
- CCTV system
- Comprehensive protocols for emergency and non-emergency situations
- Announced and unannounced drills for internal and external threats
- Direct contact with various authorities and embassies
- Comprehensive reference checks with safeguarding specific questions
- Follow international safeguarding recruiting practices
- Background checks conducted on employees
- Employees on campus are trained in safeguarding and reporting procedures
- Students are educated on safeguarding themselves and reporting concerns
- Sign in at security, show id, and follow security procedures
- Treat everyone with dignity, integrity, and courtesy, using appropriate language at all times.
- Stay in common areas designated for adult visitors (e.g., reception, adult bathrooms, and cafe) unless accompanied by an employee.
- Do not photograph children who are not your own.
- Report any concerns, suspicious behavior, and/or abuse issues to any school counselor, administrator, or the school’s superintendent immediately within 24 hours.
- Maintain confidentiality with any concern reported and cooperate fully with relevant follow up