We take safeguarding seriously at ISU.

As a Council of International Schools (CIS) accredited school we meet the highest standards for safeguarding and child protection. Upon employment all staff need to provide a Police Clearance Certificate regarding working in education or the Dutch equivalent, which is called VOG (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag). In the final stage of our recruitment process we also do a reference check. 

Safe learning environment

Our top priority is to create a safe, caring and supportive learning environment. ISU staff recognise their role and responsibility in the recognition and response to the abuse or neglect of our students,  and to protect and safeguard their welfare at all times. We have a strong inclusion team trained to identify signs of abuse and to take suitable action. ISU offers an annual programme to all staff members regarding child protection. 

ISU takes very seriously any allegations or signs of abuse or neglect and will follow up accordingly. The measures that we take may include contact with local and/or international law inforcement and contact with the organisations responsible for child protection in the Netherlands.