We are committed to our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare and wellbeing of children and young people in our care and those who work in the school. Through our work we aim to ensure a safe learning and working environment for students, staff, parents and visitors alike. We take our responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and child protection very seriously. Any member of our community can share safeguarding concerns with the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Mr. Michael Tower. It is our aim to ensure that each student feels that they have a trusted adult that they can communicate their concerns or worries to.
There are occasions that our concern about a child may mean that we need to consult other agencies. We always aim to work in partnership with parents to ensure that the appropriate support and interventions are in place to support the child. We work hard to establish positive relationships with professionals outside of International School Ho Chi Minh City – American Academy (ISHCMC-AA) who can offer specialist support.
Our Advisory Program, Protective Behavior Lessons, and Health classes support the social and emotional aspects of learning which is fully supported by advisory teachers. Our counselors work closely to support students with specific concerns and also with preparation for college– for our secondary learners. We operate an open door policy and encourage all students and parents to share concerns so that we can support with appropriate interventions. Parent Seminars and Tea Times are offered to provide parents an opportunity to learn about and discuss topical issues, such as cyber safety.