Safeguarding at ISC

The British Council acknowledged that ISC's care of under 18s is an area of strength in our last inspection (2016).

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Duty of Care

ISC has a duty of care towards the students attending our courses. It is of paramount importance that the students in our care are safe and secure at all times. We build a relationship of trust between students and staff to ensure this.

Every student, regardless of age, sex, race or religion has at all times and in all situations, a right to be kept safe and be protected to the fullest possible extent, from any situation or practice that could result in their physical or psychological damage, including via online activity.

Nicola Lee (ISC Director) is our Designated Safeguarding Lead and has overall responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of ISC students.  She is supported by Al Dadge (ISC Director), Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and the ISC staff, who are all trained to deal with welfare and safeguarding concerns.

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Training and Procedures

We have clear and appropriate procedures for the safeguarding of our students and we train our staff thoroughly.

Every member of staff must accept the responsibility to keep every student safe from harm. Any concerns will be reported immediately to the Designated Safeguarding Lead - Nicola Lee, ISC Director. The ISC Directors complete a Specialist Safeguarding Course (L3) every two years and keep-up-to-date with changes in UK Safeguarding legislation.

All staff are asked to complete a Basic Safeguarding Course (L1) and head of houses and senior management receive Advanced Safeguarding (L2) training. During induction training, we cover safeguarding, health and safety, child protection, identifying and reporting abuse and confidentiality and ISC's policies and procedures.