Everyone is responsible
Keeping children safe is the responsibility of the whole school community. This means that everyone, including school staff, fellow students, parents, volunteers, and external providers, has a responsibility to report concerns they have about the safety and well-being of a child. Child safeguarding is all encompassing, and woven into every aspect of life at ISL.
Do you have something to share?
Whether something you see, hear about second hand, or personally experience, reporting your concerns or safeguarding related worries is always the right thing to do. We encourage all members of our community to contact one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) mentioned below with any information they wish to share.
Your Designated Safeguarding Leads
High School, Schoolwide
Activities and Sports
I Have a Concern… What Should I do?
Click on the questions below to find answers for concerned students and adults.
I’m worried – do I have a child safeguarding concern?
I’m worried about the way an adult is acting toward children. What should I do?
When and how should I do something about my concern?
– Contact the relevant Designated Safeguarding Lead for the child’s school section.
– Do not assume someone else will take action, or will have noticed the issue.
– If you do not wish to contact the School about the concern, this link provides information about filing a complaint with the police https://www.ch.ch/en/safety-and-justice/reporting-a-crime/.
Will my concern be kept confidential?
What will the School do if I raise a concern?
– Ensuring for the immediate safety of the child
– Asking follow up questions
– Internal consultation with our child protection team
– Providing resources to students and their families for external support, such as filing a criminal complaint or seeking medical advice
– Contacting the Swiss Child Protective Services (Direction générale de l’enfance et de la jeunesse) in situations where abuse is suspected
What services are available at school to support students and concerned parents/ guardians?
What if I need help, but don’t want to talk to someone at school? What external resources are available?
I will be visiting ISL as a guest or volunteer. What do I need to do?
If you will be working directly with students, you will need to complete our short video training and questionnaire, which can be accessed here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uULDaySmX20Hn8R2djNnqNNXvIJOkGgPK63CyFUjiPg/edit