Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct
This policy is based on the recommendation of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF, 2013).
Child protection is a broad term to describe standards, guidelines and procedures to safeguard children. It aims to prevent the abuse of children within the school premises.
• It demonstrates the school’s stance on human rights and children’s rights.
• Respond to the cases of abuse in the institution.
• It seeks to resolve the exploitation, neglect, abuse and violence experienced by children in the school.
• It defines the faculty’s expectations for academic and non-academic staff for respecting children’s rights.
1.1 The students are entitled to the following privileges in the learning process.
1.1.1 They have the right to make mistakes and not be judged or shamed.
1.1.2 Learn through exploration, trial and error
1.1.3 The right to express opinion in class without any prejudice to race, tribes, special needs or religion.
1.1.4 To avoid inferiority complex, unhealthy rivalry and marginalization among the learners, they are not to be compared with peers. Instead, students are to be acknowledged as individuals with unique talents, opinion, strength, weakness and general characteristics.
1.1.5 Confidential information of the students must be accurately documented and jealously guarded by the class teacher.
1.1.6 Parents are to report absent cases of their children to the school with cogent reasons.
1.2 The student is entitled to the following;
1.2.1 The classrooms and laboratories must always be in a tidy state to avoid accidents.
1.3 The school does not permit physical abuse on students.
1.3.1 Cases of truancy and absenteeism should be reported to the Sectional head.
1.3.2 The school can suspend students for conducts which are detrimental to the safety of other children.
1.3.3 The school should hold conferences with the parents of the erring students recommend counseling session, anger management programmes and psychologists’ session before suspending any student.
1.3.4 However, the school can expel students for the following behaviours:
• Possession of fire arms
• Threatening other students with harmful objects.
• Attempting or committing sexual assault.
• Inflicting of serious bodily injury.
Nevertheless, the student is entitled to a fair hearing before expulsion. They have the right to request for the evidence used against them in the expulsion hearing.
DIRECT CONTACT WITH CHILDREN
1.4 The college recruits promising graduates from diverse academic fields.
1.4.1 The academic staff recruitment is not limited to graduate of education alone.
1.4.2 Trained and seasoned interpreters and rehabilitators are hired to assist the hearing impaired students and other students with special needs.
1.4.3 All members of staff are qualified to the required standards and they receive regular on-going training.
1.4.4 All information on the children is maintained in a secure and confidential manner.
1.4.5 Clear procedures are set for all the school activities and content.
1.4.6 Children are not left unsupervised. They are treated fairly without discrimination.
THE USE OF SCHOOL’S FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND PREMISES.
1.5 SCHOOL DRESS CODES AND UNIFORMS:
The students are expected to conform to the school dress code.Parents are to provide the fee for the complete uniform (Blazer, tie, shirt, socks, trouser/ skirt of the children.)
1.5.1 Supervisory roles should be played by parents in making the student presentable.
1.5.2 The female is to comply with the weekly hairdo as pasted on the school’s notice board and announced by staff in charge.
1.5.3 The male is expected to be on low-cut without bogus and indecent shapes.
1.5.4 The college only accommodates black shoes.
1.5.5 Sagging is not allowed within the school premise.
FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE SCHOOL -
1.6 Has the right of your child been violated in the school? Kindly file a complaint today on the following links:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08138345023, 08164824613, 08161309449, 08130070242