Child Protection Policy
Child abuse and neglect are violations of a child’s human rights and are obstacles to the child’s education as well as to their physical, emotional, and spiritual development.
All ISST member schools must report suspected incidents of child abuse or neglect whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child has suffered, or is at significant risk of suffering abuse or neglect. Reporting and follow up of all suspected incidents of child abuse or neglect will proceed through the ISST Executive in accordance with any administrative regulations in place at the member school. Furthermore, cases of suspected child abuse or neglect may be reported to the appropriate employer, to the appropriate Embassy, to the appropriate child protection agency in the home country, and/or to local authorities.
All ISST member schools will make every effort to implement hiring practices to ensure the safety of children, and will review the policy annually for compliance and effectiveness.
Membership of ISST is subject to each school providing the ISST executive with current school Child Protection Policies, trip Guidelines and procedures in place for if/when an incident occurs. The Child Protection policies and procedures of each school will be kept in file with the ISST secretary and must be updated when membership schools make any updates.
ISST member schools must provide the ISST organization with the schools Child Protection officer (or person responsible) with full contact details of this person. This list will be made available to all membership Athletic directors for distribution to tournament directors when required.
In case of a complaint, tournament directors of each ISST tournament must follow the procedure on the ISST Child protection Incident Report Form (CPIRF). The tournament director has a DUTY to complete all sections of the CPIRF form and send a copy to the Child protection officer (or person responsible) of the school from where the person who a complaint has been made against and send a copy (ONLY) to the Chairman of ISST.