Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Safeguarding

JCSRS is committed to safeguarding, which is “the process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.” (UK Government)

JCSRS follows the ESF Child Protection Policy and has two Child Protection officers who work to ensure the wellbeing of students by monitoring incidences of suspected abuse or neglect, convening teams of relevant colleagues to make decisions about student welfare and making referrals, internally and externally, to specialist colleagues in order to support students who are in need.

The Child Protection officers are:

Karin Wetselaar (Principal) – karin.wetselaar@jcsrs.edu.hk

Christine Cheung (School Nurse) – christine.cheung@jcsrs.edu.hk

Any member of the school community with a Safeguarding / Child Protection concern should contact the above colleagues.

Health & Wellbeing

JCSRS strives to ensure the health and wellbeing of its students through pursuit of the following school-wide priorities:

– The encouragement of healthy eating and effective, balanced nutrition

– The promotion of exercise and physical activity

– The learning of resilience skills

– The pursuit of emotional health and wellbeing

A group consisting of the PE teacher, school nurse, occupational therapist and physiotherapist meet regularly to discuss issues and implement initiatives related to health and wellbeing.  There is also a ‘Health and Safety Committee’ that together with all staff, bring commitment, insight and energy to the task of ensuring that JCSRS is a healthy, happy place for members of it’s community to enjoy.

Any member of the school community who is interested in this group should contact Christine Cheung (School Nurse), for more information:christine.cheung@jcsrs.edu.hk