At Dehong, we put students first in all that we do. Safeguarding and child protection are of paramount importance in Dehong and Dulwich College International schools. We make certain that every step is taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of each child in our care.
Our child-centred approach to safeguarding is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We believe that children should be respected and their views should be heard. We built on trust and consistent support for children’s individual needs. This approach guides the behaviour of all professionals in our schools.
Dulwich College International has developed an extensive Safeguarding Framework and training programme, which is regularly reviewed and updated. All new staff members at DCI schools and sister schools are subject to our safer recruitment procedures, in which all staff involved in recruiting are trained, and on arriving at our schools they all take part in safeguarding training, which is periodically refreshed throughout their tenure in our organisation. Our students have age-appropriate lessons in safeguarding and our schools undergo annual safeguarding audits.
Many people may be overwhelmed by the complexity and magnitude of the challenge and don't know where to begin. However, we are committed to creating opportunities for our students to make a difference both at Dehong and within their other communities. We want a commitment to sustainability to become embedded in our students' collective consciousness.
At Dehong, we encourage students to participate in and develop programmes such as eco-camps for our young students and the Dulwich Climate Conference for Senior School students. We are devoting significant resources to creating and improving our outdoor learning environments. Outdoor learning can reconnect children with the natural world, giving them a deep appreciation for it and an abiding commitment to its preservation. We believe it is our ethical responsibility to support sustainability in the effort to protect the environment for the sake of future generations.