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Child Protection

Child Protection Statement

 

We believe that students at LIS, for the full and harmonious development of their personality, grow in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding (adapted from UN Convention of the Rights of the Child). Whilst it is not possible to fully protect all students, LIS has a Child Protection Policy in place to respond to concerns of "physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent(s), legal guardian(s)’ or any other person who comes into contact with the child." (Article 19, UN Convention of the Rights of the Child)

In line with the school’s Mission and Philosophy, LIS is committed to ensuring that all children in our care are afforded a safe and secure environment that nurtures academic, social and emotional growth. To this end, LIS views this commitment as a ‘partnership’ (LIS Mission and Philosophy), involving all members of LIS community.

As a school located in The Bahamas, we comply with the Government of The Bahamas statute laws pertaining to child protection.