ECIS is a proud Founding Member of the International Task Force for Child Protection (ITFCP), and we uphold the group’s standards for child protection. The expectations of ECIS are based on the following principles:
- All children have equal rights to be protected from harm and abuse.
- Everybody has a responsibility to support the protection of children.
- All schools have a duty of care to children enrolled in the school and those who are affected by the operations of the school.
- All actions on child protection are taken with the best interests of the child, which are paramount.
As such, we support an ethos of protection for all our schools and partners. Resources related to institutional child protection programmes may be found at the Education Portal at the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, our partner in this crucial work.
Every child has the right to be protected from all types of potential harm, and foremost at every school campus is the safety and wellbeing of all students. At ECIS, we are committed to providing essential training to develop vibrant and effective child safeguarding cultures for all staff at our member schools. With 55 years of experience in the international school sector, safeguarding is at the heart of what we do. Our dedicated and experienced team comprises former educators in both state, independent, and international education sectors. Our commitment is a community-wide focus on child protection, as each group of stakeholders must feel confident that all members of the school community are playing a vital role in ensuring a safeguarding culture in order for every child to thrive.
Support for schools
The ECIS Child Protection Certificates set the benchmark for quality training for international schools. Participants learn how the recruitment and on-boarding of new staff, the creation and implementation of policies and procedures, and the oversight of school leadership and the associated governing body are interconnected and mutually-reinforcing areas of building a safeguarding culture.