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.

UWC Dilijan is also a member of Child Protection Network.