Child Protection Letter to the Comunnity
QSI International School of Kosovo strives to provide your children with positive educational experiences that are characterized by caring, supportive relationships and free from neglect or abuse of any kind. We are committed to working with you to ensure that the school maintains this type of environment.
Quality Schools International (QSI) has developed a Child Safeguarding and Protection Handbook, which has been adapted to and adopted by this school. By enrolling your child(ren) at QSI International School of Kosovo, you agree to work in partnership with the school and you understand and agree to the child protection Code of Conduct. Protocols outlined in the handbook are aligned with the QSI Mission Statement, Exit Outcomes, and Success Orientations, as well as these two articles from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child:
Article 19: Protection from abuse and neglect
. . . Shall protect the child from all forms of maltreatment by parents or others responsible for the care of the child and establish appropriate social programs for the prevention of abuse . . .
Article 34: Sexual exploitation
...Shall protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse, including prostitution and involvement in pornography.
To help our students to learn and grow in a safe environment, the following educational components are included in the school’s Child Safeguarding and Protection plan:
- Age-appropriate lesson plans to foster understanding of personal safety, needs, and rights in each classroom.
- Parent information sessions and resources regarding the school’s Child Safeguarding and Protection programs and policies.
- Faculty and staff professional development workshops on recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect.
Thank you for your support in maintaining a school and community in which students, staff, and parents feel safe and happy. If you have any questions about the Child Safeguarding and Protection plan or any other school policies, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Statement of Inclusion
QSI is open to all students. We respect their diversity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, cultural background, disability, religion, personal beliefs, and socioeconomic status. Teachers will be considerate of diverse cultural and family beliefs when teaching in the classroom. QSI employees will not impose their personal beliefs in the areas mentioned above out of respect to the family’s right to their beliefs. In QSI schools, we provide a safe and supportive environment for all students.