What Is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is linked to promoting welfare and includes:
protecting children from maltreatment
preventing impairment of children’s health or development
ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Aligned with the recommendations of the International Taskforce on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of safe recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. These practices seek to support the employment of the best and most appropriate applicants while deterring unsuitable applicants from applying for vacancies, and identifying and rejecting those applicants who should not be working with children and young people.
Applicants to YIS undergo multiple reference checks and background screening and are required to agree to our Student Protection Policy and Guidelines as a condition of employment.
Key Safeguarding Contacts
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Scott Justice
- Head of School: Craig Coutts
- Head of Operations: Bob Pomeroy
- Elementary Principal: Jacquie Pender
- Secondary Principal: Liz Andrews
At YIS we want students, parents, faculty and staff to feel safe at school
and enjoy school community relationships based on trust and respect. While visiting the campus please remember:
- Do not take photographs / videos of our students
- Use the appropriately designated bathrooms (i.e., student or adult)