Safeguarding Policy

Policy statement

Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility at UWCD. In keeping with the mission and values of the UWC movement, we believe that every child and young person, regardless of age, has at all times and in all situations a right to feel safe and protected.

We are committed to safeguarding processes which include

  • protecting students from abuse and neglect,
  • preventing risk of harm to children’s health or development, and
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and supportive care.

Purpose

UWCD expects all individuals and groups affiliated with the College community to act with integrity and to take responsibility for keeping students safe. Whether you are a staff member, a service or activity partner, a volunteer, intern, contractor, guest, parent or visitor, it is our expectation that you will support our students and act with their wellbeing in mind at all times. This policy guides how we do so.

Scope

This policy applies to all students of the College (even if they are legally adults) as well as any children living on or visiting the College.

Reporting a Concern within UWC Dilijan

If you have any concern about the safety or well-being of students at UWC Dilijan please speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead or contact us at safeguarding@uwcdilijan.am.

Our phone contact number is: +37460750800 (Extension 1515).

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs. Madhuchhanda Banerji, m.banerji@uwcdilijan.am

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr. Maarten Kater, M.Kater@uwcdilijan.am

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr. Justin Winton, J.Winton@uwcdilijan.am

Head of college: Mr. Gabriel Abad, g.abadfernandez@uwcdilijan.am.

Reporting a Concern within UWC International

If an individual is not directly affiliated with UWC Dilijan or prefers to speak to another UWC entity about an experience of sexual misconduct, harm, abuse or neglect, the reporting mechanisms provided by UWC International can be used:

More information about the reporting mechanisms from UWC International can be found on its website here.


UWC Dilijan is a member of Child Protection Network and UWC Dilijan Safeguarding policy was approved by the Boarding School Association (BSA). UWC Dilijan Safeguarding policy was revised and approved by the UWD Dilijan Board on 24 August, 2018.