Safeguarding at TASIS England
TASIS The American School in England is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of all children.
TASIS The American School in England recognizes that it has a duty to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we will carry out this duty through our teaching and learning, pastoral care, extended school activities and daily site management. Our aims are prevention, protection, and support. This applies to all pupils, staff, parents, governors, volunteers, and visitors.
It is expected that our children will, at all times, flourish in a safe and stimulating environment; they should feel safe and secure and encouraged to relate to trusted adults. We will endeavor to provide activities and opportunities that will equip our children with the skills they need to stay safe. This will also be extended to include material that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills.
We have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place, which all staff (including supply staff, volunteers, and governors) must ensure that they have read and understood. Parents, carers, and students also have access to our policy on the school website. There are posters up around School that detail the safeguarding team and how to contact them.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child or young person’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child or young person’s welfare.
We have a designated safeguarding team that incorporates a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and four deputies. Our lead DSL is Jason Tait.
Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) Part I
Please take a moment to read Keeping Children Safe in Education: https://www.gov.uk/government/
TASIS E-Safety Website
As part of our ongoing commitment to providing valuable information to our TASIS community, we have launched the TASIS E-Safety website which is populated with information pertaining to Social Media awareness, School policies, Latest E-Safety Events, and much more. There is even a Parent Corner with a vast amount of information to keep our parents informed of the latest trends, concerns, and news.