Child and Student Safeguarding Policy
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.
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 well-being in mind at all times. This policy guides how we do so.
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 email@example.com.
Our phone contact number is: +37460750800 (Extension 1515).
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs. Madhuchhanda Banerji, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr. Stefan Johansen, S.Johansen@uwcdilijan.am
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr. Rangike Bandaranayake, R.Bandaranayake@uwcdilijan.am
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Primary School): Mrs. Anastasia Zabavskaya, email@example.com
Head of college: Mr. Gabriel Abad, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- Contact the Safeguarding Officer of UWC International via email at email@example.com.
- Use the UWC Safeguarding Support Online Platform.
- Use the UWC Safeguarding Support Phone Line.
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.