Apple Tree – The World School firmly believes in the idea that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, all individuals regardless of their age, culture, challenges, gender, language, racial origin, physical condition, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse. Apple Tree – The World School tirelessly works to provide an environment where no one is subject to any kind of abuse including sexual abuse or grooming, and/or bullying from students, parents or adults employed by the school.
Apple Tree – The World School views the welfare of each individual as paramount and is committed to providing a safe, nurturing community, within which everyone can live, study, learn, work and mature. Therefore, abuse (including sexual abuse and grooming) or bullying of any kind is unacceptable at Apple Tree – The World School. This policy deals specifically with the issue of abuse, bullying, sexual abuse or grooming by students or adults in the community. All suspicion and/or allegations of grooming, sexual, inappropriate and abusive behaviour as defined in this document will be taken seriously and responded by stern and appropriate measures.
Apple Tree – The World School sets the expectation that in regards to child protection we are committed to aligning with the responsibilities set out in the laws of India (see References) read with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) See Appendix I and II.
The following behaviour will be considered abuse in staff-child relationships at Apple Tree – The World:
Notwithstanding anything in this clause, any advice or corrective statements given bona fide by a staff member, in furtherance of development or a student, shall not be considered as an incident of emotional abuse.
Exception: if the allegation is against the Principal or member of the board then the report will be forwarded to Chairman of the Board.
All staff members, consultants, volunteers and employees serving at Apple Tree – The World School will receive a copy of this policy and sign a statement that they have read and will abide by it, both in terms of their own conduct and in terms of their professional responsibility for the conduct of colleagues and students. A copy of the Student Protection policy will be distributed in the orientation manual for new administrators, staff, volunteers and employees. An acknowledgement of receiving this policy and having read it will be kept in their personnel file. A copy of the policy would be provided to the parents or guardians of the students for their reference.
In case any changes are made to the policy, all staff members, consultants, volunteers, and employees will be made aware of the changes and would be required to re-sign the new policy.
Students, Parents and Guardians shall also be made aware of the new policy.
A list of people entrusted with the responsibility of dropping and receiving a student at the school shall be maintained. No other person, apart from the names mentioned in the list shall be allowed to take custody of the child, in whatsoever manner, from the school premises.
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