Child Protection at Hokkaido International School
As a member of the Japan Council of International Schools, HIS abides by the following:
In accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Articles 19 and 34) the Japan Council of International Schools acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We are committed to Ensuring safeguarding practice reflecting statutory responsibilities, government guidance, and compliance with the best practice and accrediting body requirements.
Each JCIS school has the following:
- Staff Code of Conduct - Link provided below
- Effective recruiting practice with a specific attention to child protection - Through our hiring agencies
- Reporting Guidelines - See our policy document below
- Ongoing child safety education for school community - Annual online training for teachers and in-house training for staff, volunteers and vendors
- Published child protection policy to both internal and external audiences. - See policy document below
The essential documents that HIS follows to ensure best practice in child protection include our Code of Conduct and our Staff & Student Protection Policy and Protocol documents as well as a Signs to Look Out For to help you identify indicators of abuse or predators.
Final Document: HIS Code of Conduct - Google Docs
HIS Student & Staff Protection Policy & Protocol - Google Docs
Signs to Look Out For - Google Docs
As an additional follow up to ensuring a safe school environment, in the fall of 2019, school administration introduced the HIS - Vendor / Volunteer Service Provider Agreement, which requires all volunteers and vendor providers to be trained in child protection and to uphold and sign to the school's Code of Conduct.
Accreditation, Associations & Memberships
Hokkaido International School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS) and the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS). HIS is an International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and an International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) school.
HIS' latest accreditation term of 6 years was granted in 2018
Hokkaido International School is located in Sapporo, the prefectural capital of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost major island. A metropolis of 1.9 million, Sapporo is the largest city on the island and the 5th largest city in Japan.
City of Sapporo