Child Protection and Safeguarding
Chadwick International promotes and defends the rights of the child to physical and psychological well-being. As such, we believe that it is unacceptable for a student to experience abuse of any kind and recognizes its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by committing to practice which protects them.
Chadwick International’s safeguarding policies are supported by several guiding documents. The Child Welfare Act in Korea requires certain professionals and laypersons, who have a special working relationship or contact with children, to report suspected abuse. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child also provides guidance for Chadwick’s safeguarding policies. Both are fundamental to guiding the approaches to safeguarding and child protection at Chadwick International.
Any student at Chadwick International, regardless of age, is covered under our safeguarding policies and should be protected from any and all abuse.
Chadwick International defines “abuse” as any physical injury, sexual violence, or harassment that harms health and welfare; any psychological or emotional injury that impedes mental health or development; abandonment or behavior which neglects the basic care, nurture, and medical treatment of a child by adults responsible.
All suspected cases of abuse should be reported by community members to division principals or counselors, who will follow internal protocols to support the student. Chadwick International also provides anonymous reporting for faculty, staff, parents, and students, which can be accessed through our Chadwick International Portal.