We take safeguarding seriously at ISU.

At ISU we continuously strive to meet the highest standards for safeguarding and child protection. All of our staff members undergo annual training on safeguarding and child protection. We have a dedicated safeguarding lead and highly qualified inclusion team ensuring a school wide focus on child protection.

Safe learning environment

Our top priority is to create a safe, caring and supportive learning environment. Upon employment all staff need to provide a Police Clearance Certificate regarding working in education and the Dutch equivalent, which is called VOG (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag). The final stage of our recruitment process, also includes a reference check.

ISU staff are regularly trained to identify and respond to signs of abuse or neglect among our students, ensuring appropriate action is taken. Safeguarding the welfare of our students is our top priority at all times. We take all allegations and indications of abuse or neglect very seriously, and will follow up accordingly. The measures we take may include contacting local and/or international law enforcement and engaging with organisations responsible for child protection in the Netherlands.