Child Protection Policy

ISNS Child Protection Policy and Procedures

ISNS promotes the values of respect, integrity, compassion and responsibility and seeks to “foster wellness”. The ISNS Child Protection Policy seeks to protect the student, the family, and the ISNS community. It ensures that the right to protection and access to confidential support systems is available to all students. 

The following policy is adapted with permission from the Jakarta Intercultural School’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures Handbook 2015-2016.

Duty of Care

Child abuse and neglect are of growing concern in schools throughout the world. Child abuse and neglect are violations of a child’s human rights and are obstacles to a child’s education as well as to his/her physical, emotional, and social development. The International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (ISNS) has an institutional responsibility to protect children. In this role we need to ensure that all children in our care are afforded a safe and secure environment in which to grow and develop, no matter from what cultural background they come.  As educators, we have the opportunity to observe and interact with children over time on a daily basis and are in a unique position to identify children who need help and protection.  As such, we have a professional and ethical obligation to identify children who are in need of protection and to take steps to ensure that the child and family avail themselves of the services needed to remedy any situation that constitutes child abuse or neglect. 

All faculty and staff at the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen are mandated to report their concerns about the well-being of any student. Reporting and follow up of all suspected incidences of child abuse or neglect will proceed in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures linked to this policy. Furthermore, cases of suspected child abuse or neglect may be reported to the appropriate employer, to the respective consulate in China, to the appropriate child protection agency in the home country, and/or to local authorities. 

The International School of Nanshan Shenzhen endorses the Convention on the Rights of the Child (of which our host country, China, is a signatory and seeks to be a safe haven for students who may be experiencing abuse or neglect in any aspect of their lives) as well as the Domestic Violence Law of China. The International School of Nanshan Shenzhen will distribute this policy annually to all parents and applicants, will communicate this policy annually to students, will provide annual training for all faculty and staff, and will make every effort to implement hiring practices to ensure the safety of children. In the case of a staff member reported as an alleged offender, the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen will conduct a full investigation following a carefully designed course of due process.

Definition of Child Abuse and Neglect

The International School of Nanshan Shenzhen has a rich and diverse community with multiple cultural beliefs, values, and practices. To respect the global nature of the community, for the purposes of our child safeguarding policy, we have chosen to follow the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition of abuse and neglect. 

The WHO declares: 

“Child abuse or maltreatment constitutes all forms of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power.” 

For the purposes of this document a CHILD is defined as being any person under the age of 18 or any person enrolled at ISNS as a full-time student, even if that person has reached his/her 18 birthday. 

A detailed explanation of the different types of child abuse and possible symptoms is given below. 

Forms of Abuse

Physical abuse 

Physical abuse of a child is a form of abuse, which may involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning, scalding, drowning, suffocating or otherwise causing physical harm to a child. Physical harm may also be caused when a parent or caregiver fabricates the symptoms of, or deliberately induces, illness in a child. 

Emotional abuse 

Emotional abuse is the persistent emotional maltreatment of a child such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development. It may involve conveying to a child that they are worthless or unloved, inadequate, or valued only insofar as they meet the needs of another person. It may include not giving the child opportunities to express their views, deliberately silencing them or ‘making fun’ of what they say or how they communicate. It may feature age or developmentally inappropriate expectations being imposed on children. These may include interactions that are beyond a child’s developmental capability, as well as overprotection and limitation of exploration and learning, or preventing the child participating in normal social interaction. It may involve seeing or hearing the ill treatment of another. It may involve serious bullying (including cyber bullying), causing children frequently to feel frightened or in danger, or the exploitation or corruption of children. Some level of emotional abuse is involved in all types of maltreatment of a child, though it may occur alone. 

Emotional Neglect is a dimension of Emotional Abuse. 

Neglect and negligent treatment 

Neglect is the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical, educational and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development. Neglect may occur during pregnancy as a result of maternal substance abuse. Once a child is born, neglect may involve a parent or caregiver failing to: provide adequate food, clothing and shelter (including exclusion from home or abandonment); protect a child from physical and emotional harm or danger; ensure adequate supervision (including the use of inadequate care-givers); or ensure access to appropriate medical care or treatment. It may also include neglect of, or unresponsiveness to, a child’s basic emotional needs. 

Sexual abuse 

Child sexual abuse is the involvement of a child in sexual activity that he or she does not fully comprehend, is unable to give informed consent to, for which the child is not developmentally prepared and cannot give consent, or that violate the laws or social taboos of society. Child sexual abuse is evidenced by this activity between a child and an adult or another child who by age or development is in a relationship of responsibility, trust or power, the activity being intended to gratify or satisfy the needs of the other person. 

Sexual abuse involves forcing or enticing a child or young person to take part in sexual activities, not necessarily involving a high level of violence, whether or not the child is aware of what is happening. The activities may involve physical contact, including assault by penetration (for example, rape or oral sex) or non- penetrative acts such as masturbation, kissing, rubbing and touching outside of clothing. They may also include non-contact activities, such as involving children in looking at, or in the production of, sexual images, watching sexual activities, encouraging children to behave in sexually inappropriate ways, or grooming a child in preparation for abuse (including via the internet). Sexual abuse is not solely perpetrated by adult males. Women can also commit acts of sexual abuse, as can other children. 

Indicators that a child may be suffering abuse:

The following physical and emotional/behavioral indicators may suggest that a child is in need of support and potentially at risk of/or suffering from some form of abuse. They may also be an indication of something else such as bereavement or other temporary trauma. It is important to report anything seen or observed so that trained counselors can meet with the student to assess what support the student needs, whatever the reason. 

Possible Physical indicators:

  • Injuries (bruises, welts, cuts, burns, bite marks, fractures, etc.) that are not consistent with the explanation offered (e.g. extensive bruising to one area) 

  • Presence of several injuries (3+) that are in various stages of healing
  • Repeated injuries over a period of time
  • Injuries that form a shape or pattern that may look like the object used to make the injury (e.g. 
buckle, hand, iron, teeth, cigarette burns)
  • Facial injuries in infants and preschool children (e.g. cuts, bruises, sores, etc.)
  • Injuries not consistent with the child's age and development 

  • Bald patches on child's head where hair may have been torn out
  • Repeated poisonings and/or accidents
  • Frequent psychosomatic complaints, headaches, nausea, abdominal pains
  • Child is unwashed or hungry
  • Unattended medical and dental needs 
  • Ingestion of cleaning fluids, medicines, etc. 
  • Consistent hunger 
  • Nutritional deficiencies 
  • Inappropriate dress for weather conditions 
  • Poor hygiene persistent (untreated) conditions (e.g. Scabies, head lice, diaper rash, or other skin disorders) 
  • Sexual drawings or language 
  • Bedwetting 
  • Eating problems such as overeating or anorexia 

  • Self harm or mutilation, sometimes leading to suicide attempts 

  • Substance or drug abuse 

  • Venereal disease in a child of any age 
  • Frequent urinary tract infections for young children both male and female
  • Evidence of physical trauma or bleeding to the oral, genital, or anal areas
  • Difficulty in walking or sitting 
  • Not wanting to be alone with an individual 
  • Pregnancy, especially at a young age

Possible Behavioral indicators:

  • Refusing to change into PE clothes, fear of bathrooms 
  • Child running away from home and not giving any specific complaint 
  • Saying they have secrets they cannot tell anyone about 
  • Parents are uninterested in child’s academic performance
  • Suddenly having unexplained sexual knowledge, behavior, or use of language not appropriate to age level
  • Unusual interpersonal relationship patterns
  • Depression 
  • Poor impulse control 
  • Constant demand for attention and affection 
  • Lack of parental participation and interest 
  • Delinquency 
  • Regularly displays fatigue or listlessness, falls asleep in class 
  • Steals food, or begs for food from classmate(s) 

  • Reports that no caregiver is at home
  • Frequently absent or tardy
  • Self destructive 
  • Drops out of school (adolescent) 
  • Takes over adult caring role (of parent)
  • Lacks trust in others, unpredictable 
  • Plans only for the moment 
  • Runaway attempts and fear of going home
  • Stilted conversation, vacant stares or frozen watchfulness, no attempt to seek comfort when hurt 
  • Describes self as bad and deserving to be punished 
  • Cannot recall how injuries occurred or offers an inconsistent explanation 
  • Wary of adults or reluctant to go home
  • May flinch if touched unexpectedly 
  • Extremely aggressive or withdrawn
  • Displays indiscriminate affection seeking behavior
  • Abusive behavior and language in play 
  • Poor sleeping patterns, fear of the dark, frequent nightmares 
  • Sad, cries frequently
  • Drug/alcohol misuse 
  • Depression 
  • Abandonment 
  • Consistent lack of supervision
  • Poor memory and concentration 
  • Mental or emotional development lags 
  • Behaviors inappropriate for age 
  • Fear of failure, overly high standards, reluctance to play
  • Fears consequences of actions, often leading to lying 
  • Extreme withdrawal or aggressiveness, mood swings 
  • Overly compliant, too well mannered 
  • Excessive neatness and cleanliness 
  • Extreme attention seeking behaviors 
  • Poor peer relationships 
  • Violence is a subject for art or writing 
  • Complains of social isolation
  • Forbidden contact with other children 
  • Repeated communications from the school unheeded 
  • Both parents or legal guardian are absent from China for any period of 24 hours or greater
  • Parents cannot be reached in the case of emergency 
  • Lack of appropriate supervision—this would include failure to provide proper adult guardianship* 
such as leaving children unsupervised at home for any extended period of time.

*Note: ISNS policy requires that one parent be a full time resident in China. Should parents/ guardian leave the country for any reason, the responsibility for informing the school of all appropriate contact details lies with the parent or guardian. Temporary Change of Guardian Forms are available from ISNS. These forms are expected to be completed prior to parents/guardians leaving the country. 
ISNS defines Caretaker as follows: An adult designated to make any and all legal, financial, social and medical decisions for the child in the parent’s or guardian’s absence. 

Physical Touch Guidelines

A strong part of the ISNS culture is the warmth and openness of relationships between staff and students. ISNS believes that this should be preserved while ensuring that all students remain safe and comfortable while at school. 

In general, it is not appropriate for teachers and staff to have physical contact of any kind with a student who is above the age of eight or nine.  There are occasions when it is entirely appropriate and proper for staff to have physical contact with pupils, but it is crucial that they only do so in ways appropriate to their professional role and with the permission of the child.  

When physical contact is made with pupils this should be in response to their needs at the time, of limited duration, and appropriate given their age, stage of development, gender, ethnicity and background. Appropriate physical contact in schools may occur most often with younger pupils and should not happen out of public view. 

It is not possible to be specific about the appropriateness of each physical contact, since an action that is appropriate with one child in one set of circumstances may be inappropriate in another, or with a different child. Staff should therefore limit their physical contact in most instances. 

Physical contact should never be secretive, for the gratification of the adult, of a sexual nature, or represent a misuse of authority. 

If a member of staff believes that an action could be misinterpreted, the incident and circumstances should be reported and documented. 

This means that adults should:

  • Always approve any planned social contact with senior colleagues, for example when it is part of a reward scheme or pastoral care program
  • Advise administration of any regular social contact they have with a pupil which may give rise to concern
  • Report and record any situation which they feel might compromise the school or their own professional standing
  • Report any indications (verbal, written or physical) that suggest a pupil may be infatuated with a member of staff
  • Be aware that even well-intentioned physical contact may be misconstrued by the child, an observer, or anyone to whom this action is described
  • Never touch a child in a way which may be considered indecent 
  • Always be prepared to explain actions and accept that all physical contact be open to scrutiny
  • Never indulge in horseplay, tickling, or fun fights 

Physical contact which occurs regularly with an individual child or young person is likely to raise questions unless the justification for this is part of a formally agreed plan (for example in relation to pupils with SEN or physical disabilities). Any such contact should be the subject of an agreed and open school policy and subject to review. Where feasible, staff should seek the child's permission before initiating contact. Staff should listen, observe, and take note of the child's reaction or feelings and – so far as is possible - use a level of contact which is acceptable to the child for the minimum time necessary. 

Extra caution may be required where it is known that a child has suffered previous abuse or neglect. In the child's view, physical contact might be associated with such experiences and lead to staff being vulnerable to allegations of abuse. It is recognized that many such children are extremely needy and seek out inappropriate physical contact. In such circumstances staff should deter the child sensitively by helping them to understand the importance of personal boundaries. 

Overall, the general rule of 'no or limited touch' should be followed in most instances.

Physical Contact Between Students

Teachers should educate, monitor and provide adequate supervision of students so that physical contact between students is always appropriate and not of an abusive, violent or sexual nature.   

Hitting, kicking, pinching, fighting and other violent physical contact should be stopped immediately by any adult who witnesses it happen.  Adults should intervene in such cases in a non-physical manner if possible by verbally asking the students to stop the violent contact.  If physical intervention is required in order to stop violent contact between students, it should be done in with as much care as possible so as not to injure or harm the students.  Standing between the two students as a barrier to prevent them from having contact with one another is likely to be the most effective means of prevention.  Students should not be physically restrained by an adult unless that is the only option available to prevent serious harm from happening.  Students who engage in violent physical contact should be referred to the principal for follow up intervention.  A written record of any incidents of physical violence on the part of students must be kept.

Ordinary contact between students during play or athletics is acceptable.  

Public displays of affection between students beyond a friendly hug are discouraged on campus.  Any display of affection should be age-appropriate.  Students should be educated and encouraged to conduct themselves in a professional manner in the school setting in order to prepare them for later professional working environments.  Students should understand that public displays of intimate affection are not appropriate in a professional environment.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

There are three main elements to our child safeguarding policy and procedures: 

  • Prevention through the creation of a positive school atmosphere and the     teaching and pastoral support offered to students. 

  • Protection by following agreed procedures, ensuring all staff are trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to child safeguarding concerns.
  • Support for students who may have been abused. 

Organizational Framework

Child Protection is the responsibility of all adults in the school, but especially those working directly with students.  All adults have a “Duty of Care” responsibility to report concerns to the Senior Leadership Team (Head of School and Principals). Additionally, there are key people within the school organization who have specific responsibilities to assess and evaluate those concerns in accordance with child safeguarding procedures. These people are designated as the ISNS Child Protection Team.

The ISNS Child Protection Team will be comprised of the Head of School, the division Principals, the Counsellors and designated Child Protection Officers.  The names of the Child Protection Team for the current year are listed in Annex 1, “Key Contacts” of this policy.

The role of the Head of School is to review all cases referred to him/her, to consult with the Child Protection Team, and to ensure that adequate resources and support are provided in order to respond and deal with all cases in an appropriate and effective manner. 

The development of appropriate procedures and the monitoring of good practice are the responsibilities of the Counselling Team and the Senior Leadership Team.  Improving policies or practices based on lessons learned from specific incidents should occur as needed.  It is the role of the Senior Leadership Team and Counsellors to ensure that all staff employed, including temporary staff and volunteers within the school, are aware of the school’s child protection policies and procedures, and to advise staff as to how these policies and procedures should be implemented. The Senior Leadership Team is responsible for ensuring that child protection policies and procedures are followed within the school. 

All incidents of suspected abuse, neglect or misconduct which appear to violate child safety and well-being must be reported to a member of the Senior Leadership Team.  If for some reason none of the Senior Leadership Team members are available, the Counsellors and designated Child Protection Officers are authorized to act in their absence.  

On an annual basis, the Senior Leadership Team and Counsellors are responsible for:

  • Reviewing the Child Protection Policy and Procedures Manual.
  • Training staff on the Child Protection Policy and Procedures.
  • Reviewing the number and nature of concerns or incidents logged across the school with the goal of preventing future incidents.

The Child Protection Team’s ultimate aim is to ensure that every child’s interests are protected. 

Safe Environment

The ISNS campus is a fenced and gated area that is protected by 24-hour security personnel. 

All visitors to the campus must present an acceptable form of identification at the guard station and receive a visitor’s badge before being granted permission to enter. 

Students in the primary school (K3-Grade 5) are not permitted to leave campus at the end of the day without a parent or guardian being present.  If they ride the bus, they are required to have a parent or guardian present at the drop-off site. 

Any student who leaves campus during the school day must have prior parent permission.

Students are only permitted to enter and exit through the main gate.

All classrooms, offices, and venues where students are permitted to enter must have a clear line of sight into them at all times.  Teachers and staff are not permitted to obstruct the view into their classroom or office. 

All areas of the school are under surveillance by CCTV cameras which are recording 24 hours per day.  Video recordings are stored on a secure server for 90 days.  Restrooms do not have CCTV cameras in them but have cameras covering the entrance way so that a record of entries and exits can be kept. 

Separate bathrooms are designated on campus for students and for adults.  If it is necessary for an adult to enter a students’ restroom, they must do so with at least one other adult present.  Students are not permitted to enter the adult restrooms at any time.  Cleaning of student restrooms must be completed when students are not present. 

All teachers must keep a record of when students leave their classroom to use the restroom or go on an errand outside of the room.  To reduce the number of students who may come into contact with one another, no more than one student is permitted to leave the classroom at a time to use the restroom. 

Adults should never be alone with a student in an area that is not fully visible to others. 

A supervision schedule is in place so that all areas are adequately supervised while students are on campus.

Safe Recruitment

It is the school’s responsibility to ensure, as far as is practicable, that its employees are suitable people to work with children. ISNS has implemented a number of checks during its recruitment process with the aim of ensuring that: 

  • Candidates with a tendency towards child molestation are deterred from applying to the school. 
  • Candidates who have a criminal record or about whom there have been some concerns regarding their suitability to work with children are not offered a position. 
  • Successful candidates fully understand their responsibilities towards Child Protection while employed at the school.
  • ISNS maintains appropriate records that might be required in a possible future investigation or inquiry. 
  • ISNS will work with the Recruitment Agencies (ISS, Search Associates, etc.) to ensure that the reference checks and background screening undertaken by such agencies complements ISNS’s own recruitment protocols. 
  • Additional background checks will be carried out for all staff if there are concerns about the reliability of any police background check certificates.

Employment Records 

The following records will be maintained by ISNS in respect to every employee, either in hard copy or digital format. 

  • Full CV (any gaps in employment accounted for) 
  • Signed statement of suitability by the candidate
  • Three signed verified letters of reference that cover at minimum the last two years of employment

  • A confidential phone or e-mail reference check from the most recent immediate supervisor 
  • Police criminal background check report from home of record and/or most recent place of residence and employment 
  • Additional background checks, including a social media search and sex offender registry report (if a need arises to obtain such documents) 
  • Medical report 
  • Certified copies of degrees and education certificates 
  • Signed “Acknowledgement of Child Protection Code of Conduct” 
  • Record of attendance for Child Protection Training. 

ISNS’s Safe Recruitment Protocols are summarized below.

Application:  Candidates must provide a copy of their resume and references.

Interview: At least one member of the interview process will have been trained in the Safe Recruitment protocols stated in this policy and will be tasked with asking candidates about their child safeguarding experiences. 

Screening: Job offer will be made conditional on: Satisfactory references from at least three previous supervisors or appropriate professionals, a full medical screening, a police criminal record certificate from home of record and/or most recent place of residence, a signed statement of suitability from the candidate indicating that they do not have a criminal record and are fully suitable to work with children.

Contractual:  Employees are required to undergo a Child Protection training as part of their orientation and every year thereafter.  They must sign an acknowledgement that they have read the Child Protection Policy and will abide by the Code of Conduct. 

HR Records: ISNS will maintain records to ensure compliance in respect of the above for every employee.

The Head of School, Principals, HR Team and any others involved in recruiting will review these “safe recruitment” practices on an annual basis. 

ISNS’s Statement of Suitability is given in Annex 4. 


All adults who are regularly on ISNS’s campus will be expected to undergo appropriate training on a regular basis depending on their level of engagement with students and their roles with regard to Child Protection. Initial training will be delivered in-house, normally during the orientation process. Thereafter, staff will be expected to undergo a refresher training every year.  A record of training that has taken place will be filed with the HR department.  When possible, training will also be given to parents, volunteers and coaches who regularly interact with students on campus.

These groups will be trained in the elements of the Child Protection policy listed:

All Adults who are regularly on campus will be trained regarding:

  • General Duty of Care
  • ISNS Child Protection Policies and Procedures
  • Code of Conduct
  • Procedure for Reporting Concerns 

Teaching Faculty will be trained in the areas listed above and:

  • Understanding Child Safeguarding
  • Types and symptoms of abuse
  • How to handle disclosures

Counsellors and others with designated roles will be trained in the areas listed above and: 

  • Serious case reviews
  • Information on sharing and documentation
  • Framework for assessment
  • Specific types of abuse
  • Working with students and families
  • How to follow up with a reported concern
  • When to make referrals 

Students will be trained through delivery of the counselling curriculum:

ISNS has adopted age-appropriate curriculum developed and implemented by the Guidance Counselling Department for each division: Lower PYP (K4 to Grade 2), Upper PYP (Grades 3 to 5), MYP (Grades 6 to 9), DP (Grades 10 to 12).  This curriculum is based on empowering students with three ways to protect themselves:

  • Recognize unsafe behavior 
  • Report by telling a trusted adult
  • Refuse by learning how to say “No”

Code of Conduct

ISNS is committed to the safety and protection of children. This Code of Conduct applies to all faculty, staff, employees, volunteers, and students who represent the school and who interact with children or young people in both a direct and/or unsupervised capacity. 

The public and private conduct of faculty, staff, employees, students, and volunteers acting on behalf of ISNS can inspire and motivate those with whom they interact, or can cause great harm if inappropriate. We must, at all times, be aware of the responsibilities that accompany our work. 

We should be aware of our own and other persons’ vulnerability, especially when working alone with children, and be particularly aware that we are responsible for maintaining physical, emotional, and sexual boundaries in such interactions. We must avoid any covert or overt sexual behaviors with those for whom we have responsibility. This includes seductive speech or gestures as well as physical contact that exploits, abuses, or harasses. We are to provide safe environments for children at ISNS. 

We must show prudent discretion before touching another person, especially children, and be aware of how physical touch will be perceived or received, and whether it would be an appropriate expression of greeting, care, concern, or celebration. ISNS personnel and volunteers are prohibited at all times from physically disciplining a child.  Teachers who have their own children are also expected to refrain from physical forms of discipline at home in order set a positive example for the community.  Spanking and other forms of physical discipline can easily be misconstrued or seen as a form of abuse when children talk with one another.

Physical contact with children can be misconstrued both by the recipient and by those who observe it, and should occur only when completely nonsexual and otherwise appropriate, and never in private. One-on-one meetings with a child or young person are best held in a public area; in a room where the interaction can be (or is being) observed (classrooms are covered by CCTV); or in a room with the door left open and another staff member or supervisor is notified about the meeting. 

On occasion, an adult may need to assist a young child who needs help with dressing, etc. This should be treated normally, with the child’s permission. If the adult feels that the circumstances or child’s response were unusual, then this should be reported using a Record of Concern so that the incident is logged in case it is referred to later. 

We must intervene when there is evidence of, or there is reasonable cause to suspect, that children are being abused in any way. Suspected abuse, neglect, or observed inappropriate behavior by another person towards a child must be reported as described in the Child Protection Policy of the school.  If an employee is observed to be acting inappropriately towards, or in the presence of, a student, then this must be reported to the Senior Leadership Team and will be dealt with confidentially according to due process. 

Faculty, staff, employees, and volunteers should refrain from the illegal possession and/or illegal use of drugs and/or alcohol at all times, and from the use of tobacco products, alcohol and/or drugs when working with children. Adults should never buy alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, videos, or reading material that is inappropriate and give it to young people. Staff members and volunteers should not accept gifts from, or give gifts to, children without the knowledge of their parents or guardians. 

Communication with children is governed by the key safety concept of transparency. The following steps will reduce the risk of private or otherwise inappropriate communication between ISNS parents, administration, teachers, personnel, volunteers, and minors: 

Communication between ISNS (including volunteers) and minors that is outside the role of the professional or volunteer relationship (teacher, coach, host, etc.) is prohibited. 

Where possible, email exchanges between a minor and a person acting on behalf of the school are to be made using a school email address. Electronic communication that takes place over a school network or platform may be subject to periodic monitoring. 

Faculty, staff, and volunteers who use any form of online communications including social media (Facebook, WeChat, etc.) and text messaging to communicate with minors may only do so for activities involving school business. 

Every employee will be expected to sign an Acknowledgement of Code of Conduct with each contract renewal. A copy of the Code of Conduct and form are given in Annex 5.

Reporting Concerns

“Doing nothing is not an option.” 

All adults have a duty to act if they have a concern about a child’s welfare. Abuse can take many forms. Frequently both victims and perpetrators work hard to conceal that abuse is taking place. A concern may just be a “gut reaction” to something heard or observed which doesn’t feel right. It may be more specific by way of a witnessed event or disclosure. 

Concerns or alerts may be as a result of: 

  • Observed student behavior (physical, emotional, change in behavior) 

  • Hearsay (third party disclosure) 

  • Disclosure (specific report made by a student directly or via a trusted adult) 
  • Observed adult behavior (breach of Code of Conduct) 

Whatever the nature of the concern, adults will be expected to:

  • Recognize the concern.
  • Make a written report by completing a Record of Concern Form, Annex 6 which can be downloaded from the ISNS shared drive.
  • Pass on their concern to a Senior Leadership Team member within 24 hours.
  • If the concern comes from a specific disclosure by a student, it must be reported before the close of the school day. 

Certain students may be the subject of discussion at team meetings. If the consensus of the team is that there is evidence that some of a child’s learning or behavioral issues may be due to some form of abuse, then a Record of Concern should be completed and submitted to the Principal responsible for that student at the conclusion of the meeting. 

Hierarchy of Reporting

Under normal circumstances, a Record of Concern should be given to the Principal from the same division as the student about whom there is a concern.  The Principal is responsible to communicate the concern to the Head of School at an appropriate time.  Under certain circumstances, however, the report must be made to a person with the appropriate level of authority as follows: 

  • If the Concern involves a member of the faculty or host country staff, the Report of Concern should be made to the Head of School since this may become a disciplinary matter. Unless it is absolutely necessary to reveal the identity of the person making a report about another member of staff, the identity of the reporting individual will remain confidential.
  • If the Concern involves a visiting student (Community Sports or Service programs etc.), then the Report of Concern should go immediately to the Head of School. 
  • If the Concern involves a contractor, then the Report of Concern must be made to the Director of Operations and Finance and the Head of School.
  • If the Concern involves the Head of School then the report should be made to the Executive Director of the school. 

Handling a Disclosure

Any adult to whom a student makes a disclosure must: 

Listen carefully to what is said. 

Avoid interrupting or prompting. Let the child tell the story in his/her own words. 

Use TED questions: 

  • TELL me what happened
  • EXPLAIN what happened
  • DESCRIBE what happened

Reassure the child that they are right to speak up. Be calm, attentive, non-judgmental – don’t show any emotion other than sympathy. 

Confidentiality – Make it clear that this cannot be kept a secret and that you have a duty to report it to a Principal or Counsellor who is properly trained to help students in this situation. 

Question the child only if necessary to clarify something that is unclear such as when and where. Do not ask leading questions.

Action – Contact the child’s Counsellor and complete a Report of Concern form (ROC) before you leave school that day. 

Write it down – Use the child’s words as far as possible and record anything else that concerned you. 

Handling Concerns

The individual who has noticed the concern or to whom the concern has been disclosed should submit a Report of Concern to the relevant Principal.  The Principal may discuss the Report with other members of the Child Protection Team to see if there is reasonable cause to be concerned.  If there appears to be reasonable cause to be concerned, relevant members of the Child Protection Team, usually led by the Counsellor who normally works with the student, will undertake an initial assessment to establish whether the student is in need of support.

In order to make an initial assessment, it may be necessary to collect additional information:

  • If there is missing information (date, time, location etc.), go back to the original reporter and see if he/she has anything more to add to their report. 
  • If the incident happened on campus, review any CCTV footage and make sure that any relevant footage is stored separately in a safe location since CCTV data is only stored for 30 days. (Head of School will assist with this).

  • If there are possible signs of physical abuse, a physical exam should be made and photographs taken (if the child permits).   A medical record of the examination should be kept by the Nurse’s Office. 

  • If there were other witnesses to an incident, these witnesses should also be asked to make written statements. 

  • Obtain the student's attendance records and academic records to see whether there are changes in patterns, if appropriate.
  • Search the database to see if there have been any other Reports of Concern made about the possible victim, his/her family, or the alleged perpetrator. 

  • Talk with teachers who interact with the student on a regular basis. 

  • If the incident suggests that a member of staff, coach or contractor is involved, the Head of School should be alerted.  Any disciplinary matters relating to a breach in the Code of Conduct will be dealt with by the Senior Leadership Team. 

Based on the data collected, the Child Protection Team will make an assessment as to the level of risk to the child’s well-being and agree on a strategy for working with the student and family. Most cases will be “low level” in terms of providing early intervention and giving a student and/or family counselling support. 

If the child appears to be “at risk” i.e having suffered significant abuse that threatens his/her long-term well-being (i.e. a situation that cannot be resolved by parental / student education or intervention), then the Principal and Head of School must be informed of this fact. 

It may be necessary to bring in outside agencies such as: 

  • External investigator if there is a possible criminal act. 
  • The Employer or Embassy if the alleged offender is a parent of a student. 

  • Appropriate Chinese authorities or other child protection agencies. 

ISNS will maintain and regularly review a database of external agencies and other resources that can be called upon to provide additional resources and/or assistance where necessary. Such agencies may include SACAC, Child-Safe, and the Jane Group as well as individual therapists and counselors. ISNS will ensure that such agencies are able to provide support and are fully briefed annually, in case they need to be called upon. This will be the responsibility of the Child Protection Team. 

The decision to involve outside agencies will be taken by the Head of School in consultation with the Child Protection Team and others as appropriate. Depending on the nature of the incident, the Crisis Management Protocol will be initiated. 

The school will also endeavor to ensure that those staff involved with a case of child abuse receive appropriate counseling and support themselves so that they are able to maintain a highly professional standard of care without undue personal stress. 

Record Keeping

Record keeping is essential to the gathering of information, and detailed notes must be kept of all meetings relating to a Child Protection issue. 

The Incident Reporting System in ManageBac will be used to maintain a log of key events, meetings, documents, and final conclusion as a historical record of each case. The detailed, confidential case files relating to the incident will be maintained by the Counsellor assigned to the specific case. Separate guidelines will be developed on what and how evidence should be collected and/or preserved at the time that a concern is reported in case of a subsequent investigation. 

Completed case files, with all original documentary evidence, must be sent to the Counsellor, who will ensure these files are maintained for the school for up to ten years after the student graduates.


Each person who reports a concern should expect to receive feedback from the Principal or Head of School that the concern has been dealt with, although specific details as to the outcome will not necessarily be shared. If there is no feedback, and there is on-going cause for concern, then the reporter should follow-up to make sure that action is being taken. 


Confidentiality is an issue which needs to be discussed and fully understood by all those working with students, particularly in the context of child safeguarding. The only purpose of confidentiality in this respect is to benefit the student. A member of staff must never guarantee confidentiality to a student nor should they agree with a student to keep a secret, as where there is a child safeguarding concern this must be reported to a member of the Senior Leadership Team and may require further investigation in line with school procedure. Other staff will be informed of relevant information with respect to individual cases regarding child safeguarding on a “need to know” basis only. Any information shared with a member of staff in this way must be held confidentially to themselves. 

In cases where a Report of Concern involves the disclosure of a Breach in the Code of Conduct observed by a colleague, reports must be made direct to the Head of School and confidentiality as to the source of the report will be preserved as far as feasible. The Report of Concern will be filed in a confidential file in the HR Department. 

Partnering with Parents

All parents are required to commit to ISNS’s Child Wellness Covenant in Annex 7 on admission to ISNS. In particular, parents are required to inform the school if they are going to be absent from town and who will be the designated caregiver in their absence. Other information and training sessions will be provided periodically.

Use of ISNS Facilities by Community Groups

ISNS will endeavor to ensure that all Community groups who use our facilities outside of normal school hours understand ISNS’s Child Protection Policies and Procedures.  Coaches and other adults who interact regularly with ISNS students must sign the Code of Conduct acknowledgement indicating that they have received and read a copy of the Child Protection Policy. 


The ISNS website will be used to communicate the ISNS Child Protection Policy and procedures to both adults and children in the school community.  The Child Protection Policy will be available in the online Faculty and Parent-Student Handbooks.   The Counseling team will communicate key aspects of the policy to students throughout the year during their counseling lessons.  The head of school is responsible for communicating changes and updates to the policy to all adults in the school community.

When communicating about specific Child Protection incidents or case, all staff should be aware of confidentiality and take steps to ensure that a child's identity is not intentionally or mistakenly exposed.  Email is the required method of communication for all child protection issues.  When writing emails or using other digital forms of communication, faculty members should state that the message is confidential and ensure that confidential information or a child's name is not revealed in message notifications and pop ups.  Other communication platforms may be used as a tool for alerting team members, especially in an emergency, but should not contain confidential information or be used as the official means of documentation.

Annex 1: Designated Child Protection Team

Name                              Residence              Position                             E-mail                                                  Phone

Senior Leadership:

David Swanson            ISNS                        Head of School                +86-159-1414-1622

Brian Kelley                  ISNS                        DP Principal                           +86-185-8904-4485

Chris Irvin                     ISNS                        MYP Principal                           +86-136-2091-7963

Ashley Simpson         Off Campus            Upper PYP Principal          +86-186-8153-4574

Thomas Tucker           Off Campus            Lower PYP Principal            +86-152-2023-4170

Addie Loy                     Off Campus            Director of Programs                       +86-137-6043-0842

Layla Zhang                 Off Campus            Director of Operations                   +86-139-2843-0696


Kandace Law               ISNS                         MYP/DP Counsellor                    +86-135 0967 7410

Carrie Wilde                Off Campus              Upper PYP Counsellor                  +86-185-0306-0084

Stella Deng                 Off Campus              Lower PYP Counsellor                  +86-135-3078-2624

Child Protection Officers:

Nate Talamahina        ISNS                        Athletics Director            +86-156-0020-9432

Kaisy Lian                    Off Campus            Activities Coordinator                      +86-137-9446-6531

Annex 2: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child includes 54 articles to which governments are expected to be signatories.  UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 

The principle articles relevant to ISNS, include: 

Article 3: The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children. 

Article 12: Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.

Article 19: [Governments] must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them. 

Article 39: Children who have experienced neglect, abuse, exploitation, torture or who are victims of war must receive special support to help them recover their health, dignity, self-respect and social life. 

Annex 3: The Domestic Violence Law of China 2015

Chapter I: General Provisions

Article 1: This law is formulated so as to prevent and stop domestic violence; to protect the lawful rights and interests of family members; to preserve equal, tranquil, and civilized family relationships; and to promote family harmony and social stability.

Article 2: Domestic violence as used in this Law refers to physical, psychological or other infractions between family members effected through the use of methods such as beatings, restraints, maiming, restrictions on physical liberty as well as recurrent verbal abuse or intimidation.

Article 3: Family members shall help each other, love each other, live in harmony, and perform familial obligations.  Countering domestic violence is the joint responsibility of the State, society, and every family. The State prohibits domestic violence in any form.

Article 4: People's government institutions at the county level or above with responsibility for efforts on women and children, are responsible for organizing, coordinating, guiding, supervising and driving relevant departments' efforts to counter domestic violence.  Relevant departments of people's governments at the county level or above, judicial organs, people's organizations, social organizations, residents' committees, villagers' committee, enterprises and public institutions, shall work to counter domestic violence in accordance with this law and relevant laws and regulations.  All levels of people's government shall ensure necessary funding for efforts to counter domestic violence.

Article 5: Efforts to counter domestic violence follow the principles of putting prevention first and combining education, corrections and punishment.  Efforts to counter domestic violence shall respect victims' true wishes and protect parties' privacy.  Minors, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and persons with serious illnesses who sustain domestic violence infractions shall be given special protections.

Chapter II: Prevention of Domestic Violence

Article 6: The State initiates publicity and education on family values, popularizing knowledge on combatting domestic violence and strengthening awareness of domestic violence.  Labor unions, the Communist Youth League, women's federations, and the Disabled Persons Federations shall each organize the initiation of publicity and education on family values and countering domestic violence, within the scope of their work.  Radio, television, newspapers, online networks and so forth shall initiate publicity on family values and countering domestic violence.  Schools and kindergartens shall initiate publicity on family values and countering domestic violence.

Article 7: Relevant departments of people's governments at the county level or above, judicial organs, and women’s federations shall include efforts to prevent and stop domestic violence in their operations training and statistics.  Medical establishments shall do a good job of recording treatment of victims of domestic violence.

Article 8: Township people's governments and neighborhood offices shall organize and develop efforts to prevent domestic violence, and residents' committees, villagers' committee and social work service organizations shall coordinate and assist them.

Article 9: All levels of people's government shall support social work service organizations in developing services such as mental health consultation, family relationship guidance, and education on prevention of domestic violence.

Article 10: People's mediation organizations shall mediate family disputes in accordance with law, to prevent and reduce the incidence of domestic violence.

Article 11: Employment units discovering that their personnel have domestic violence situations shall give criticism and education and do a good job of efforts to mediate or resolve family conflicts.

Article 12: Guardians of minors shall carry out family education and lawfully perform guardianship and educational duties in a civilized fashion, and must not commit domestic violence.

Chapter III: Disposition of Domestic Violence

Article 13: Victims of domestic violence, their legal representatives and close family may make a complaint, give feedback or seek aid from the perpetrator's or victim's unit, residents' committee and villagers' committee, women’s federation or other relevant unit. After relevant units receive a complaint of domestic violence, feedback or a request for aid, they shall give help and disposition.  Victims of domestic violence and their legal representatives or close relatives may also report cases to the public security organs, or raise a lawsuit in the people's courts.  Units or individuals discovering acts of domestic violence have the right to promptly discourage it.

Article 14: Where schools, kindergartens, medical establishments, residents' committees, villagers' committees, social work service organizations, relief management organizations, welfare organizations or their employees discover in the course of their work that a person lacking civil capacity or with limited civil capacity has suffered domestic violence or might have suffered domestic violence; they shall promptly report it to a public security organ. Public security organs shall preserve the confidentiality of those making reports.

Article 15: After public security organs receive a report of domestic violence, they shall promptly dispatch police, stop the domestic violence, and follow the relevant provisions in investigating and gathering evidence, assisting victims in receiving medical care, and evaluating injuries.  Where persons lacking civil capacity or having limited civil capacity are seriously physically injured or face a threat to their physical safety due to domestic violence, or are in dangerous situation such as having nobody looking after them, the public security organs shall notify and assist the civil affairs departments in having them placed in a temporary shelter, aid management organization or welfare organization.

Article 16: Where the circumstances of domestic violence are lighter and public security administrative sanctions are not given in accordance with law, the public security organs give the perpetrator criticism and education or issue a written warning.  Written warnings shall include content such as the identity of the perpetrator, a statement of facts on the domestic violence incident, and a prohibition against the perpetrator continuing to commit domestic violence.

Article 17: Public security organs shall send the written warning to the perpetrator and victims, and inform residents' committees and villagers' committees.  Residents' committees, villagers' committees and public security police substations shall make inspection visits of perpetrators and victims that have received written warnings, and oversee that the perpetrator does not commit further domestic violence.

Article 18: People's governments at the county level or districted-city level may, either independently or by retaining an aid management organization, establish residential shelters to provide temporary residential assistance to victims of domestic violence.

Article 19: Legal aid organizations shall provide legal aid to victims of domestic violence in accordance with law.  People's courts shall delay, reduce, or waive litigation fees for victims of domestic violence in accordance with law.

Article 20: People's courts trying cases involving domestic violence may verify facts of domestic violence on the basis of evidence such as public security organs' dispatch records, written warnings, and injury evaluation opinions.

Article 21: Where guardians commit domestic violence and seriously encroach their wards' lawful rights and interests, the people's courts may revoke guardianship credentials in accordance with law and separately appoint another guardian on the basis of an application by relevant persons or units such as the wards' close relatives, residents' committees, villagers' committees, or civil affairs departments of county level people's governments.  Perpetrators who have their guardianship qualifications revoked shall continue to bear the costs of maintenance, support, or custody for their wards.

Article 22: Labor unions, the Communist Youth League, women's federations, the Disabled Persons Federations, residents' committees, villagers' committees and so forth, shall conduct legal education of perpetrators of domestic violence, and when necessary may conduct psychological counseling of the perpetrators and victims.

Chapter IV: Personal Safety Protection Orders

Article 23: Where parties apply to people's courts for a personal safety protection order because they have suffered domestic violence or face an actual threat of domestic violence, people's courts shall accept it.  Where parties are persons with limited or no civil capacity, or are unable to apply for a personal safety protection order due to coercion or intimidation, their close relatives, public security organs, women’s federations, residents' committees, villagers' committees, or aid management organizations may apply on their behalf.

Article 24: Applications for personal safety protection orders shall be submitted in writing; where there is truly a difficulty in applying in writing, the application may be oral and the people's courts will enter it in the record.

Article 25: The basic level people's courts for the residence of the applicant, the residence of the subject of the application, or the location where domestic violence occurred have jurisdiction over personal safety protection order cases.

Article 26: Personal safety protection orders are issued by the people's courts as a ruling.

Article 27: The following conditions shall be met to make a personal safety protection order:

  1. Have a clear subject of the application;
  2. Have a specific request;
  3. Have circumstances of having suffered domestic violence or facing an actual threat of domestic violence.

Article 28: After people's courts accept an application, they shall make a personal safety protection order within 72 hours, or reject the application; where the situation is urgent, it shall be made within 24 hours.

Article 29: Personal safety protection orders may include the following measures:

  1. Prohibiting the subject of the application from perpetrating domestic violence;
  2. Prohibiting the subject of the application from harassing, following, or having contact with the applicant or their close family;
  3. Ordering the subject of the application to move out of the applicant's residence;
  4. Other measures for the protection of the applicant’s personal safety.

Article 30: The validity period for personal safety protection orders does not exceed six months, and they take effect on the date they are made. Prior to the expiration of a personal safety protection order, people's courts may withdraw, modify or extend it on the basis of an applicant’s applications.

Article 31: Where applicants are dissatisfied with the rejection of an application or where the subject of an application is dissatisfied with the personal safety protection order, they may apply to the people's court making the ruling for a single reconsideration within 5 days of the ruling taking effect. The enforcement of personal safety protection orders made by a people's court in accordance with law is not stopped during the period for reconsideration.

Article 32: After people's courts issue personal safety protection orders, they shall be served on the applicant and subject of the application, the public security organs, as well as residents ' and villagers ' committees and other relevant organizations. Personal safety protection orders are enforced by the people's courts; public security organs as well as residents' and villagers' committees shall assist in enforcement.

Chapter V: Legal Responsibility

Article 33: Where perpetrators commit domestic violence, conduct that constitutes a violation of public security management shall be given public security punishments according to the law. Where a crime is constituted, criminal responsibility shall be pursued in accordance with law.

Article 34: Where the subject of an application's violation of a personal safety protection order constitutes a crime, pursue criminal responsibility in accordance with law; where it does not constitute a crime, the people's courts shall give reprimands and may, on the basis of the severity, give a fine of up to 1000 yuan and detention of up to 15 days.

Article 35: Where schools, kindergartens, medical establishments, residents' committees, villagers' committees, social work service organizations, relief management organizations, welfare organizations or their employees do not follow article 14 of this law in making a report to the public security organs, causing serious consequences, the directly responsible management personnel and other directly responsible personnel are sanctioned by the competent administrative department at the level above or by that unit.

Article 36: Where state personnel who have anti-Domestic Violence duties derelict their duty, abuse their authority, or play favorites, they shall be punished in accordance with law; where it constitutes a crime, they shall be pursued for criminal responsibility in accordance with law.

Chapter VI: Supplementary Provisions

Article 37: Where persons living together other than family members commit acts of violence against each other, proceed with reference to this law.

Article 38: This law shall enter into force on March 1, 2016.

Source of text:

Additional laws regarding Child Protection in China:

Annex 4: Statement of Suitability

ISNS takes Child Protection very seriously. All candidates are expected to have read ISNS’s Child Protection Policy and Procedures Handbook and to submit this “Statement of Suitability” as part of their application documentation. All ISNS emplyees will be required to provide Police Clearance Certificates from their home country and/or last place of residence, and may also be subjected to an annual criminal background or sex offender registry check by an external agency.

 (A criminal record will not automatically disqualify a candidate, depending on the nature of the offence. All such background checks will be done in a manner that preserves the privacy of candidates.) 

Please check the appropriate box below.

  1. Have you ever been charged with or convicted for committing a felony?  Yes   No
  2. Have you ever violated the child protection policies of any organization or the safeguarding laws of any country?  Yes   No 
  3. Have you ever been charged with or convicted for a crime against a minor?  Yes   No  
  4. Have you ever been dismissed for employment for reasons involving the safety of children?  Yes   No 
  5. Have you ever used any other names or aliases that you have not disclosed to the school?  Yes   No 
  6. Have you had or do you have any psychological difficulties or diagnosis that may effect your ability to work? Yes   No 
  7. Have you ever been diagnosed with or treated for addiction to alcohol or drugs?  Yes   No 
  8. Have you had or do you have any serious medical issues that may effect your ability to work, including but not limited to: cardiovascular disease, Neurological conditions, AIDS, all cancers and major organ failure/transplant? Yes   No

If you answer “Yes” to any of the questions above, please describe in detail here:


This form was completed by:

Full name of employee (please print): _______________________________

Signed: ___________________________Date: ______________________ 

Statement of Suitability

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Annex 5: Acknowledgement of Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct

(To be signed annually as part of the annual contract renewal process)

I undertake to strictly follow the rules and guidelines in this Code of Conduct as a condition of my providing services to the children participating in ISNS programs. 

I will:

  • Participate in all Child Protection training that is required of me by the school.
  • Treat everyone with respect, patience, integrity, courtesy, dignity, and consideration. 
  • Never be alone with a child at school activities in a secluded space without another adult being notified. 
  • Use positive reinforcement rather than criticism, competition, or comparison when working with children. Maintain appropriate physical boundaries at all times and touch children – when necessary – only in ways that are appropriate, public, and non-sexual.
  • Comply with the mandatory reporting regulations set out in ISNS’s Child Protection Procedures to report suspected child abuse or observed inappropriate behavior towards a child.
  • Cooperate fully in any investigation of abuse of children. 

I will not: 

  • Touch or speak to a child in a sexual or other inappropriate manner. 

  • Inflict any physical or emotional abuse such as striking, spanking, shaking, slapping, humiliation, ridiculing, threatening, or degrading children and/or youth. 
  • Smoke or use tobacco products, or possess, or be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs at any time while working with children and/or youth. 

  • Give a child who is not my own a ride home alone. 

  • Accept gifts from or give gifts to children without the knowledge of their parents or guardians. 

  • Engage in private communications with children via text messaging, email, Facebook, Twitter, or similar forms of electronic or social media except for activities strictly involving school business. 

  • Use profanity in the presence of children at any time.  I understand that as a person working with and/or providing services to children under the auspices of ISNS I am subject to a criminal history background check. 

My signature confirms that I have read this Code of Conduct and that as a person working with children I agree to follow these standards.

I understand that any action inconsistent with this Code of Conduct or failure to take action mandated by this Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action up to and including removal from ISNS. 

Name: ______________________Signature: ________________________Date: __________________

Acknowledgment of Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct

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Annex 6: Report of Concern Form

Child Protection Report of Concern Form (Annex 6) 

This form should be completed when there is cause for concern and given to a Child Protection Officer within 24 hours. If there is a specific disclosure by a student, it must be reported before the close of the school day; either scan and email the report or physically deliver it.

 Details of Student: 

Child’s Name: 

Child’s Grade: 

Details of the Person Reporting Concerns: 

Full Name: 


Section A: Disclosure or Observation of Child Protection Incident 

Date of disclosure: 

Time of disclosure: 

Location of disclosure: 

Date this form was completed: 

Other persons present (if any): 

Section B: Details of Concern / Disclosure / Incident: 

Provide full factual details only. State whether you witnessed the incident or if it was reported to you. Indicate when/where/time the reported incident occurred, if known. State if there was any conversation with the child; report his/her own words as closely as possible. State any observed behaviour in child (physical, emotional, change in behaviour). (Continue on reverse side if necessary) 

Actions Taken: 

(What did you do following the incident/disclosure/concern? 


Any other relevant information:  


Section C: Signatures & Dates 

Reporting Teacher/Staff:                                                                                        Date: 

CPT/Recipient of Report:                                                                                        Date: 

Principal:                                                                                                                    Date: 

Report of Concern Form

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Annex 7: Child Wellness Covenant

We acknowledge that by enrolling our children at ISNS, we understand the values embedded in the school’s mission and learning dispositions. We also recognize the importance of these values in the education of our children and agree to reinforce these values at home.

I / We undertake to: 

  • Support the school’s Child Protection Policy and Procedures and guidelines on behavior and equal opportunities.
  • Be present in Shenzhen, and if we must leave, arrange a caretaker for our child/children and inform the school of those arrangements, including emergency contact information, through a signed Notification of Parents/Guardians Absence from Shenzhen form. This caretaker must be able to serve in the capacity of in loco parentis, with full authority to make parental decisions to ensure appropriate supervision and to respond to a medical emergency. 
  • Share in the responsibility to bring forth information that supports ISNS’s Child Protection Policy and Procedures by following the Report of Concern protocols. 

Full Name of Parent(s): ________________________________________________

Date:  _________________


Child Wellness Covenant

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Annex 8: Additional Resources

Chinese Domestic Violence Law March 2015

Guidance for Safe Working Practice for the Protection of Children and Staff in Education Settings Published by The National Network of Investigation and Referral Support Coordinators 

Talk About Touching Curriculum Scope and Sequence Committee for Children

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Canadian Department of Justice

ISNS 儿童保护政策

ISNS提倡尊重、正直、同情和负责的价值观,并追求创建 "健康"的环境ISNS的儿童保护政策旨在保护学生、家庭和ISNS社区。它确保所有学生都有权利获得保护和利用保密支持系统。


虐待和忽视儿童是全世界各学校日益关注的问题。虐待和忽视儿童是对儿童人权的侵犯,是对儿童教育及其身体、情感和社交发展的阻碍。深圳南山国际学校(ISNS)肩负着保护全校学生的责任。在这个角色中,我们需要确保所有在我们照顾下的孩子都能得到一个安全和有保障的成长和发展环境,无论他们来自何种文化背景。 作为教育工作者,我们每天观察儿童并与他们互动交流,并利用我们特有的身份,以确定哪些孩子需要帮助和保护。 因此,我们有职业和道德义务来识别需要保护的儿童,并采取措施确保儿童和家庭利用必要的服务来补救任何构成虐待或忽视儿童的情况。








在本文件中,"儿童 "的定义是指任何未满18岁的人或任何在ISNS就读的全日制学生,即使该学生已满18周岁。






情感虐待是对儿童持续的情感虐待,对儿童的情感发展造成严重和持续的不利影响。它包括向儿童传递这样的负面信息:他们是毫无价值的或不被爱、有缺陷的,或他们仅有的价值就是满足别人的要求。它可能包括不给孩子表达意见的机会,故意压制他们,或 "取笑 "他们所说的话或沟通方式。它的特点可能是将年龄或发展上不适当的期望强加给儿童。这可能包括超出儿童发展能力的互动,以及过度保护和限制儿童探索和学习,或阻止儿童参与正常的社交活动。这可能涉及到让儿童目睹或听到他人被虐待的过程。它可能涉及严重的欺凌(包括网络欺凌),使儿童经常感到害怕或危险,或剥削或让儿童内心麻木。所有类型的虐待儿童行为都涉及某种程度的情感虐待,尽管这种行为可能单独发生。










  • 实际伤口(瘀伤、擦伤、割伤、烧伤、咬痕、骨折等)与所提供的受伤原因(如身体某一区域大面积的瘀伤)不一致。
  • 有不同程度的新旧瘀伤(3个以上)
  • 一段时间内反复受伤
  • 伤口的形状或痕迹可能与造成伤害的物体相似(如带扣、手、铁器、牙齿、香烟灼伤)
  • 婴幼儿和学龄前儿童的面部损伤(如割伤、擦伤、溃疡等)
  • 有与儿童年龄和发育不相符的伤口

  • 孩子头顶有秃发,这可能是头发被人扯掉了
  • 反复发生中毒和/或事故
  • 经常喊痛,包括头痛、恶心、腹痛
  • 儿童没有洗漱或挨饿
  • 医疗和牙科需求无法被满足
  • 吞食清洁剂、药物等
  • 长期挨饿 
  • 营养不良 
  • 衣着不适宜且不适应天气状况
  • 糟糕的个人卫生状况长期存在(未经治疗)(如疥疮、头虱、尿布疹或其它皮肤病)
  • 绘画和说带性相关的内容
  • 尿床
  • 饮食问题,如暴饮暴食或厌食症
  • 自我伤害或自残,有时企图自杀
  • 物品或药物滥用 

  • 存在于任何年龄段儿童的性病
  • 出现在儿童(不论男女)身上的尿频感染
  • 口腔、生殖器或肛门部位有身体创伤或出血的痕迹
  • 行走困难或无法坐着 
  • 不愿与另一个人单独相处 
  • 怀孕,特指未成年人 


  • 拒绝换体育服,害怕上厕所
  • 儿童离家出走,且没有提出任何具体的原由
  • 说自己有不能告诉别人的秘密
  • 家长对孩子的学习成绩不上心
  • 突然有与他/她年龄不相符的未经说明的性方面的知识、行为和言语
  • 不寻常的人际关系模式
  • 抑郁症 
  • 冲动控制障碍
  • 不断要求关注和爱护 
  • 缺乏父母的陪伴和兴趣
  • 行为不良 
  • 经常表现出疲惫或无精打采,上课时打瞌睡
  • 偷窃食物、或向同学乞讨食物
  • 反映家里没有能照顾自己的人
  • 经常缺勤或迟到
  • 表现出自毁性 
  • 辍学(青少年) 
  • 取代成年人的照顾角色(父母)
  • 缺乏对他人的信任,难以捉摸
  • 只有暂时的计划 
  • 有离家出走的企图和对回家的恐惧
  • 僵硬的对话,空洞的目光或冰冷的注视,受伤时不试图寻求安慰
  • 形容自己很差劲,理应受到惩罚
  • 不能回忆起伤害是如何发生的,或对受伤原因的解释不一致
  • 对大人有戒心或不愿回家
  • 如果被意外触碰到身体,可能会退缩 
  • 极端激进或孤僻
  • 表现出过于渴望寻求关爱的行为
  • 在玩耍过程中有辱骂行为和言语 
  • 睡眠不好,怕黑,经常做噩梦
  • 经常伤心和哭泣
  • 滥用药物/酒精 
  • 有抑郁症 
  • 被遗弃
  • 一直缺乏监督
  • 记忆力差且注意力不集中
  • 心理或情感发展滞后 
  • 有与年龄不相符的行为 
  • 害怕失败,标准过高,不愿意玩
  • 害怕自己行为的后果,常常导致说谎
  • 极度退缩或具有攻击性,情绪波动大
  • 过于循规蹈矩,过于拘谨 
  • 过度的整洁和干净 
  • 极端寻求关注的行为 
  • 与同辈关系不好
  • 暴力是艺术或写作创作的主题 
  • 抱怨被社交孤立
  • 禁止自己与其他儿童接触 
  • 学校多次沟通未予理睬
  • 父母双方或法定监护人离开中国长达24小时或以上
  • 紧急情况下无法联系到家长 
  • 缺乏适当的监管--这包括没有能提供适当的成人监护,例如将儿童长期留在家中无人监管。

*注:深圳南山国际学校的政策要求学生的父母一方必须是中国的长期居民。如果家长/监护人因任何原因离开中国,家长或监护人有责任告知我校所有适当的联系方式。临时更换监护人的表格可向我校领取。在家长/监护人出国前,应填写这些表格。 深圳南山国际学校对 "看护者"的定义如下:一位被指定在父母或监护人不在儿童身边时为儿童作出任何和所有法律、财务、社会和医疗决定的成年人。









  • 所执行的社交接触计划须得到上级领导的批准,例如,当这项计划是奖励计划或教牧关怀计划的一部分
  • 向学校管理部门通报任何可能引起关注的、经常发生的与学生社交接触的情况
  • 报告和记录他们认为可能损害学校或他们自己的职业地位的任何情况
  • 报告任何表明学生可能迷恋某位教职员的迹象(口头、书面或身体)
  • 请注意,即使是善意的身体接触也可能被孩子、观察者或任何描述该行为的人误解
  • 禁止以被认为是不雅的方式触摸儿童
  • 随时准备好解释自己的行为,并接受所有身体接触所需的审查
  • 请不要与儿童推搡嬉戏、挠痒痒、打闹



总的来说,在大多数情况下,应遵循 "不接触或有限接触 "的一般规则。



任何成年人在看到打人、踢人、掐人、打架和其它暴力身体接触时,应立即予以制止。 在这种情况下,如有可能,成年人应该以非肢体接触的方式进行干预,口头要求学生停止暴力接触。如果需要用肢体干预来制止学生之间的暴力接触,则应尽可能地小心谨慎,以免伤害到学生。站在两个学生之间作为一个障碍来防止他们彼此接触可能是最有效的预防手段。除非这是防止严重伤害发生的唯一选择,否则学生不应受到成人的肢体约束。对于有暴力身体接触的学生,应将其提交给校长进行后续干预。任何学生的肢体暴力事件都必须有书面记录。






  • 预防:通过营造积极的学校氛围以及为学生提供教学和教牧关怀支持来预防对儿童的伤害。
  • 保护:遵循约定的程序进行保护,确保所有教职人员都接受过培训并得到支持,以对儿童保护问题作出适当和灵敏的回应。
  • 支持:为可能受到虐待的学生提供支持。


保护儿童是学校所有成年人的责任,特别是那些直接与学生相处的工作人员。所有成年人都有 "注意义务 "的责任,向校高级领导层(校长和各分管校长)报告有关问题。此外,在学校组织中,须有一些被赋予特定责任的关键人员,根据儿童安全保护程序来评估和评价这些案例。这些人被指定为深圳南山国际学校儿童保护小组

ISNS儿童保护小组将由校长、分管校长、辅导员和指定的儿童保护专员组成。本学年的儿童保护小组成员名单见本政策附录1 "主要联系人"





  • 审查《儿童保护政策和流程手册》
  • 对员工进行儿童保护政策和流程的培训
  • 审查全校范围内记录的已引起关注的问题或事件的数量和性质,目的是防止未来再次发生此类事件。
















  • 阻止有猥亵儿童倾向的应聘者向学校申请求职
  • 有犯罪记录的候选人或对从事儿童工作存在安全顾虑的应聘者不会被录用。
  • 成功的候选人完全理解他们在学校工作时对儿童保护的责任。
  • ISNS保存适当的文档记录,以备将来可能需要的调查或查询。
  • ISNS将与招聘机构(ISS、Search Associates等)合作,以确保这些机构进行的背景调查和背景筛选对ISNS自身的招聘方案是一种补充。
  • 如果对警方背景调查证书的可靠性有疑虑,学校将对所有工作人员进行额外的背景调查。



  • 完整的简历(包含就职不同单位的所有间隔期) 
  • 候选人签署的符合职位应聘要求声明
  • 三份经签字核实的推荐信,至少涵盖最近两年的工作
  • 前直属上司的联系电话或电子邮箱地址,核实推荐人信息 
  • 记录住所和/或最近居住地和工作地的无犯罪记录报告 
  • 其他背景调查,包括社交媒体搜索和性犯罪者登记报告(在有需求的情况下,需要获取此类文件)
  • 入职体检报告 
  • 学位和教育证书的认证副本 
  • 所签署的《儿童保护协议》文件 
  • 参加儿童保护培训的记录。



面试过程中至少有一名成员接受本政策中规定的 “安全招聘”流程的培训 ,并将负责询问候选人有关其儿童保护的经验。



人力资源记录 ISNS将保留记录,以确保每位员工都遵守上述规定。







  • 关爱儿童守则
  • ISNS儿童保护协议和程序
  • 行为准则
  • 反映问题的流程


  • 了解儿童保护政策
  • 虐待的类型及症状
  • 如何处理披露信息


  • 严重案例审查
  • 信息共享和存档
  • 评估框架
  • 特定类型的虐待
  • 与学生及其家人一起解决问题
  • 如何跟进已报告的问题
  • 何时推荐



  • 认知 不安全行为 
  • 报告 告诉一个值得信赖的成年人 
  • 拒绝 学习如何说“不” 
















爱护儿童,人人有责 。” 



  • 观测到的学生行为(身体,情绪,行为变化) 

  • 传闻(第三方披露) 
  • 揭露(由学生直接或通过受信任的成年人做出的特定报告) 

  • 观测到的成人行为(违反行为准则) 


  1. 意识到事态的严重性。 
  2. 通过完成一份书面报告事件登记表,即附件6可以从ISNS共享盘下载。 

  3. 24小时内将他们的担忧传达给内部的领导层成员。 
  4. 如果问题来自学生的具体披露,则必须在上课日结束前报告。




  1. 如果事件涉及教师或职员,则应向学校负责人提交事件报告,因为这可能会成为纪律处分案件。除非绝对有必要透露举报有关另一名职员的人员身份,否则举报人员的身份将保密。
  2. 如果事件涉及到来访学生(社区体育或服务计划等),则事件报告应立即提交给学校负责人。
  3. 如果问题涉及承包商,则必须向运营和财务总监和学校负责人提交事件报告。
  4. 如果问题涉及学校负责人,则应向学校执行主任报告。




避免打扰或提示。 让孩子用自己的话讲述事件。 

使用TED 引导问题: 





保密 –明确指出,事件不能被保密,您有责任将其报告给经过培训的校长或顾问,以帮助学生解决这种情况。


行动 –当天离开学校之前,请与孩子的辅导员联系并填写关注报告表(ROC)。

记录 –尽可能使用孩子描述的语言,并记录下令您感到担忧的任何内容。




  • 如果缺少信息(日期,时间,地点等),请返回给原始报告者,看看他是否还有其他内容要添加到报告中。
  • 如果事件在校园内发生,检查所有CCTV监控视频,并确保将所有相关监控视频单独存储在安全的位置,因为CCTV数据仅存储30天。(学校负责人将为此提供协助)。
  • 如果出现身体虐待的迹象,则应进行身体检查并拍照(如果儿童允许)。检查的病历应由护士办公室保存。

  • 如果事件中还有其他证人,也应请这些证人作书面陈述。 

  • 获取学生的出勤记录和成绩单,以查看是否有规律所寻(如果适用)。 

  • 搜索数据库以查看是否还有关于受害者孩子,其家人或嫌疑犯的事件报告。

  • 定期与学生互动的老师交谈。 

  • 如果事件表明有工作人员,教练或承包商参与,则应提醒学校负责人。与违反《行为准则》有关的任何纪律事项将由学校领导团队处理。




  • 外部调查员,如果有可能的犯罪行为。 
  • 雇主或大使馆,如果所指控的罪犯是学生家长。 

  • 中国有关当局或其他儿童保护机构。 




















Name                              Residence              Position                             E-mail                                                  Phone

Senior Leadership:

David Swanson            ISNS                        Head of School                +86-159-1414-1622

Brian Kelley                  ISNS                        DP Principal                           +86-185-8904-4485

Chris Irvin                     ISNS                        MYP Principal                           +86-136-2091-7963

Ashley Simpson         Off Campus            Upper PYP Principal          +86-186-8153-4574

Thomas Tucker           Off Campus            Lower PYP Principal            +86-152-2023-4170

Addie Loy                     Off Campus            Director of Programs                       +86-137-6043-0842

Layla Zhang                 Off Campus            Director of Operations                   +86-139-2843-0696


Kandace Law               ISNS                         MYP/DP Counsellor                    +86-135 0967 7410

Carrie Wilde                Off Campus              Upper PYP Counsellor                  +86-185-0306-0084

Stella Deng                 Off Campus              Lower PYP Counsellor                  +86-135-3078-2624

Child Protection Officers:

Nate Talamahina        ISNS                        Athletics Director            +86-156-0020-9432

Kaisy Lian                    Off Campus            Activities Coordinator                      +86-137-9446-6531


《联合国儿童权利公约》包括54条规定,各国政府为其签署者。 联合国儿童权利公约






附录 3 – 《中华人民共和国反家庭暴力法》2015

第一章 总则

  第一条 为了预防和制止家庭暴力,保护家庭成员的合法权益,维护平等、和睦、文明的家庭关系,促进家庭和谐、社会稳定,制定本法。

  第二条 本法所称家庭暴力,是指家庭成员之间以殴打、捆绑、残害、限制人身自由以及经常性谩骂、恐吓等方式实施的身体、精神等侵害行为。

  第三条 家庭成员之间应当互相帮助,互相关爱,和睦相处,履行家庭义务。反家庭暴力是国家、社会和每个家庭的共同责任。国家禁止任何形式的家庭暴力。

  第四条 县级以上人民政府负责妇女儿童工作的机构,负责组织、协调、指导、督促有关部门做好反家庭暴力工作。县级以上人民政府有关部门、司法机关、人民团体、社会组织、居民委员会、村民委员会、企业事业单位,应当依照本法和有关法律规定,做好反家庭暴力工作。各级人民政府应当对反家庭暴力工作给予必要的经费保障。

  第五条 反家庭暴力工作遵循预防为主,教育、矫治与惩处相结合原则。反家庭暴力工作应当尊重受害人真实意愿,保护当事人隐私。未成年人、老年人、残疾人、孕期和哺乳期的妇女、重病患者遭受家庭暴力的,应当给予特殊保护。

  第二章 家庭暴力的预防

  第六条 国家开展家庭美德宣传教育,普及反家庭暴力知识,增强公民反家庭暴力意识。工会、共产主义青年团、妇女联合会、残疾人联合会应当在各自工作范围内,组织开展家庭美德和反家庭暴力宣传教育。广播、电视、报刊、网络等应当开展家庭美德和反家庭暴力宣传。学校、幼儿园应当开展家庭美德和反家庭暴力教育。

  第七条 县级以上人民政府有关部门、司法机关、妇女联合会应当将预防和制止家庭暴力纳入业务培训和统计工作。医疗机构应当做好家庭暴力受害人的诊疗记录。

  第八条 乡镇人民政府、街道办事处应当组织开展家庭暴力预防工作,居民委员会、村民委员会、社会工作服务机构应当予以配合协助。

  第九条 各级人民政府应当支持社会工作服务机构等社会组织开展心理健康咨询、家庭关系指导、家庭暴力预防知识教育等服务。

  第十条 人民调解组织应当依法调解家庭纠纷,预防和减少家庭暴力的发生。

  第十一条 用人单位发现本单位人员有家庭暴力情况的,应当给予批评教育,并做好家庭矛盾的调解、化解工作。

  第十二条 未成年人的监护人应当以文明的方式进行家庭教育,依法履行监护和教育职责,不得实施家庭暴力。

  第三章 家庭暴力的处置

  第十三条 家庭暴力受害人及其法定代理人、近亲属可以向加害人或者受害人所在单位、居民委员会、村民委员会、妇女联合会等单位投诉、反映或者求助。有关单位接到家庭暴力投诉、反映或者求助后,应当给予帮助、处理。家庭暴力受害人及其法定代理人、近亲属也可以向公安机关报案或者依法向人民法院起诉。单位、个人发现正在发生的家庭暴力行为,有权及时劝阻。

  第十四条 学校、幼儿园、医疗机构、居民委员会、村民委员会、社会工作服务机构、救助管理机构、福利机构及其工作人员在工作中发现无民事行为能力人、限制民事行为能力人遭受或者疑似遭受家庭暴力的,应当及时向公安机关报案。公安机关应当对报案人的信息予以保密。

  第十五条 公安机关接到家庭暴力报案后应当及时出警,制止家庭暴力,按照有关规定调查取证,协助受害人就医、鉴定伤情。无民事行为能力人、限制民事行为能力人因家庭暴力身体受到严重伤害、面临人身安全威胁或者处于无人照料等危险状态的,公安机关应当通知并协助民政部门将其安置到临时庇护场所、救助管理机构或者福利机构。

  第十六条 家庭暴力情节较轻,依法不给予治安管理处罚的,由公安机关对加害人给予批评教育或者出具告诫书。告诫书应当包括加害人的身份信息、家庭暴力的事实陈述、禁止加害人实施家庭暴力等内容。

  第十七条 公安机关应当将告诫书送交加害人、受害人,并通知居民委员会、村民委员会。居民委员会、村民委员会、公安派出所应当对收到告诫书的加害人、受害人进行查访,监督加害人不再实施家庭暴力。

  第十八条 县级或者设区的市级人民政府可以单独或者依托救助管理机构设立临时庇护场所,为家庭暴力受害人提供临时生活帮助。

  第十九条 法律援助机构应当依法为家庭暴力受害人提供法律援助。人民法院应当依法对家庭暴力受害人缓收、减收或者免收诉讼费用。

  第二十条 人民法院审理涉及家庭暴力的案件,可以根据公安机关出警记录、告诫书、伤情鉴定意见等证据,认定家庭暴力事实。

  第二十一条 监护人实施家庭暴力严重侵害被监护人合法权益的,人民法院可以根据被监护人的近亲属、居民委员会、村民委员会、县级人民政府民政部门等有关人员或者单位的申请,依法撤销其监护人资格,另行指定监护人。被撤销监护人资格的加害人,应当继续负担相应的赡养、扶养、抚养费用。

  第二十二条 工会、共产主义青年团、妇女联合会、残疾人联合会、居民委员会、村民委员会等应当对实施家庭暴力的加害人进行法治教育,必要时可以对加害人、受害人进行心理辅导。

  第四章 人身安全保护令

  第二十三条 当事人因遭受家庭暴力或者面临家庭暴力的现实危险,向人民法院申请人身安全保护令的,人民法院应当受理。当事人是无民事行为能力人、限制民事行为能力人,或者因受到强制、威吓等原因无法申请人身安全保护令的,其近亲属、公安机关、妇女联合会、居民委员会、村民委员会、救助管理机构可以代为申请。

  第二十四条 申请人身安全保护令应当以书面方式提出;书面申请确有困难的,可以口头申请,由人民法院记入笔录。

  第二十五条 人身安全保护令案件由申请人或者被申请人居住地、家庭暴力发生地的基层人民法院管辖。

  第二十六条 人身安全保护令由人民法院以裁定形式作出。

  第二十七条 作出人身安全保护令,应当具备下列条件:




  第二十八条 人民法院受理申请后,应当在七十二小时内作出人身安全保护令或者驳回申请;情况紧急的,应当在二十四小时内作出。

  第二十九条 人身安全保护令可以包括下列措施:





  第三十条 人身安全保护令的有效期不超过六个月,自作出之日起生效。人身安全保护令失效前,人民法院可以根据申请人的申请撤销、变更或者延长。

  第三十一条 申请人对驳回申请不服或者被申请人对人身安全保护令不服的,可以自裁定生效之日起五日内向作出裁定的人民法院申请复议一次。人民法院依法作出人身安全保护令的,复议期间不停止人身安全保护令的执行。

  第三十二条 人民法院作出人身安全保护令后,应当送达申请人、被申请人、公安机关以及居民委员会、村民委员会等有关组织。人身安全保护令由人民法院执行,公安机关以及居民委员会、村民委员会等应当协助执行。

  第五章 法律责任

  第三十三条 加害人实施家庭暴力,构成违反治安管理行为的,依法给予治安管理处罚;构成犯罪的,依法追究刑事责任。

  第三十四条 被申请人违反人身安全保护令,构成犯罪的,依法追究刑事责任;尚不构成犯罪的,人民法院应当给予训诫,可以根据情节轻重处以一千元以下罚款、十五日以下拘留。

  第三十五条 学校、幼儿园、医疗机构、居民委员会、村民委员会、社会工作服务机构、救助管理机构、福利机构及其工作人员未依照本法第十四条规定向公安机关报案,造成严重后果的,由上级主管部门或者本单位对直接负责的主管人员和其他直接责任人员依法给予处分。

  第三十六条 负有反家庭暴力职责的国家工作人员玩忽职守、滥用职权、徇私舞弊的,依法给予处分;构成犯罪的,依法追究刑事责任。

  第六章 附则

  第三十七条 家庭成员以外共同生活的人之间实施的暴力行为,参照本法规定执行。

  第三十八条 本法自2016年3月1日起施行。


Additional Laws regarding Child Protection in China:

附录 4: 适宜性声明




1.     您有没有被指控或被判犯有重罪?是 否 

2.     您是否曾经违反过任何组织的儿童保护政策或任何国家的儿童保护法律?是 否 

3.     您是否曾因对未成年人犯罪而被起诉或定罪?是 否 

4.     您是否曾因涉及儿童安全的原因而被解雇?是 否 

5.     您是否曾使用过未向学校披露的其他姓名或化名?是 否 

6.     您是否有(过)任何可能影响工作能力的心理问题或诊断?是 否 

7.     您是否曾被诊断为酗酒或吸毒成瘾或接受过相关治疗?是 否 

8.     您是否有(过)任何可能影响工作能力的严重健康问题,包括但不限于:心血管疾病、神经疾病、艾滋病、所有癌症和主要器官衰竭/移植?是 否 




雇员全名 (正楷): ____________________

签字: __________________________                   日期: ______________________ 

附录 5: 遵守儿童保护政策和行为守则承诺书







·       以性或其他不恰当的方式触摸或与孩子交谈。

·      实施任何身体或精神虐待,如殴打、打屁股、摇晃、扇耳光、羞辱、嘲笑、威胁或侮辱儿童和/或青少年。

·      在与儿童和/或青少年一起工作时,吸烟或使用烟草产品,或持有酒精或非法药物,或处于酒精或非法药物的影响下。

·      独自载一个孩子回家(自己的孩子除外)。

·      在父母或监护人不知情的情况下接受或赠送儿童礼物。

·      通过短信、电邮、Facebook、Twitter或类似形式的电子或社交媒体与孩子进行私人交流(仅关于学校事务除外)。

·      在任何时候在孩子面前使用亵渎语言。



姓名: __________________      签字: ____________________      日期: _______________

附录 6: 关注报告表








学生姓名 (如果知道)



观察到的孩子行为 (身体, 情绪, 行为变化)

传闻 (第三方披露)

披露 (由学生直接或通过可信赖的成年人作出的具体报告)

观察到的成年人行为 (违反《行为守则》)




跟进行动(如有) [你是否因听到或目睹的情况而采取任何跟进行动?]




Report of Concern Form

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附录 7: 儿童权益契约



  • 遵守学校儿童保护协议以及关于行为和平等机会的程序和准则。
  • 居住在深圳,如果我们必须离深,会安排监护人照顾孩子且通知校方所作安排,通过签署家长/监护人离深通知书内容包括紧急联系人信息。照看孩子的监护人须尽可能代替父母的职责,可以代替父母做决定,确保监护到位,以及在发生医疗紧急情况时能够取得联系。
  • 分担起建言的责任,通过遵守对揭露问题报告的流程规定支持深圳南山国际学校儿童保护协议内容。

家长姓名: _______________________

日期:    _________________