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Child Protection Workshops

We have enlisted a team of experts to help your school keep students safe. Comprehensive CIS workshops continue to take place across the world to provide broad regional access to training.

This series of CIS workshops will also help your school comply with accreditation standards for child protection.

Join the foundation workshop to develop your understanding of the key risks and realities relating to child protection and safeguarding within international school communities.

School leaders and educators will learn and connect on vital and well-established workshop content PLUS newly developed and timely material in an accessible online format. This virtual workshop is designed by the same global team of experts and collaborators as our in-person workshops.

Foundation Workshops

Child Protection Foundation Workshop | Virtual

4–6 November 2020
Regstration has closed

Child Protection Foundation Workshop | Virtual

19–21 January 2021
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Registration for theJanuary workshop will open in early October. Email Jane Joyce if you would like a notification when registration opens
What’s new?

New workshop content includes:

  • Specific issues arising from the Coronavirus outbreak and remote and blended learning environments, e.g. online grooming, receiving virtual disclosures, addressing harm in the home and adapting policies and codes of conduct to remote learning environments. 
  • An online safety session with activities for staff to conduct with students around cyber-bullying, online sexual harassment and consent, and sexting. 
  • An updated peer-on-peer abuse session with guidance on how to engage students in the development and strengthening of your safeguarding systems and policies.  
  • A resource pack with a template action plan, on-demand webinars and written guidance. 


What else can you expect?
  • Develop a shared understanding of the signs of online grooming and sexual abuse.
  • Understand the risks associated with bullying and harm between students and how to address these forms of harm effectively by engaging student voice. 
  • Learn about students’ experiences of online harm and how to build skills in your community around online consent, cyber-bullying and online sexual harassment.   
  • All our speakers are members of the International Taskforce on Child Protection (ITFCP).
  • Ensure school communities possess knowledge and a shared understanding of the signs and risks of child abuse.
  • Identify problematic sexual behaviour, including peer-on-peer abuse and virtual abuse, and explore how to support and educate students to develop self-protective skills.
  • Understand how to create and implement effective systems, policies and practices to identify, prevent and respond to harm and abuse within your school community.
  • Address challenges facing international school communities as they strive to interpret various cultural attitudes, laws and actions in addressing forms of abuse.
  • Develop knowledge of age-appropriate, healthy relationship education for children and young people based upon new UNESCO and WHO guidelines.
  • Develop understanding and common interpretation of the international safeguarding standards and the CIS accreditation standards.
  • Defining and understanding the causes and practices of sexual abusers
  • The impact of child trauma on learning: Describing the long-term impact of abuse on educational outcomes and adult life
  • Addressing peer-on-peer abuse within international school settings
  • Key opportunities facing international school communities: How to use resources to create safe organisational cultures, involve students and address different forms of harm and abuse, including online
  • Empowering student voice and developing self-protective skills
Strand 1: Managing child abuse in an international school—recruitment, policies and response: Alignment with accreditation standards
  • Learn how to create effective systems, policies and practices to prevent and respond to harm and abuse within your school community, including safer recruitment practices.
  • Prepare to lead a community through a child protection allegation and develop communications and crisis plans. 
Strand 2: Preventing and identifying child abuse—curriculum, culture and receiving disclosures: Alignment with accreditation standards 
  • Develop knowledge of age-appropriate, healthy relationship education for children and young people based upon new UNESCO and WHO guidelines.

  • Learn how to receive a disclosure of abuse, protect students from harm in the home and address abuse across cultures. 

Who is this workshop for?

School board members, heads of schools, principals, social-emotional counsellors, university guidance counsellors, safeguarding leads and child protection officers, CIS accreditation team evaluators.

Fee: €500 (excluding VAT)

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