Child Protection Foundation Workshop

Date: 23–24 October 2024
Time: Central European Summer Time (CEST)

  • Day one: 08:30–16:30
  • Day two: 08:00–15:15

Location: Virtual

Develop your understanding of the key risks and realities relating to child protection and safeguarding within international school communities.

Affluent neglect, child sexual abuse, online grooming, and peer-on-peer abuse—these are just a few of the workshop topics you’ll explore as you seek to create safer environments for your students.

Access training and resources tailored to international school communities. Return to your school to facilitate community-wide learning and growth.

Join other school leaders and educators to learn and connect on vital and well-established workshop content plus newly developed and timely material in an accessible online format.

What can you expect from this CIS professional learning experience?
  • Learn how to recognize and respond to affluent neglect within your community 
  • 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 the student voice 
  • Explore how to build skills in your community around online consent, cyber-bullying, and online sexual harassment
  • Examine specific issues arising from 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 
  • Advance your knowledge of how to safeguard young people whose voices have traditionally been marginalized due to their race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, ability, or other identity markers
  • Learn about online safety and activities for staff to conduct with students around cyber-bullying, online sexual harassment and consent, and sexting 
  • Training and resources tailored to facilitate learning throughout international school communities for community-wide learning and growth 
  • An introduction to the CIS Whole School Safeguarding model and the CIS Safeguarding Toolkit 
  • Case studies and discussion around how to recognize and respond to affluent neglect
  • Live Q&A sessions with the speakers at the end of each day 
  • Recordings and resources available to registered participants for most sessions for three weeks after the workshop closes
  • Defining and understanding the causes and practices of sexual abusers
  • Recognizing and responding to affluent neglect within international school communities
  • Addressing peer-on-peer abuse within international school settings
Choose from two strands:
  • Strand A: Leadership—Developing school-wide child protection policies and practices including safer recruitment and communicating in a crisis.
  • Strand B: Prevention & response—Understanding and responding to online harm, identity-based harm, and harm in the home, and supporting and educating young people to develop healthy relationships.

Who is this workshop for?

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

Registration deadline: 9 October 2024
Fee: €550 (excluding VAT)

If your institution is not a CIS member and you are interested in this event, please email