Child Protection

At Cayman International School (CIS) we strive to ensure that students have the best possible educational experience free from any type of bullying, neglect, or abuse of any kind. We continually address school stakeholders regarding this critical issue.

CIS’s Student Protection Policy is based on international law and on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in which the Cayman Islands is also a signatory. In particular, the two key articles which address protection to children are:

Article 19– Protection from abuse and neglect
The State shall protect the child from all forms of maltreatment by parents or others responsible for the care of the child and establish appropriate social programs for the prevention of abuse and the treatment of victims.

Article 34– Sexual exploitation
The State shall protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse, including prostitution and involvement in pornography.

By enrolling your child at CIS, you agree to work in partnership with the school and abide by the policies adopted by the school. All of us at CIS want you to know we genuinely value our partnership with you in providing for the safety and care of our children. It is for this reason that Cayman International School has endorsed a Student Protection Policy that defines the standards by which all CIS students should be treated with respect and dignity at all times.

As part of our overall educational programs and specific to our shared responsibility to educate children, to protect them, and to learn and grow in a safe environment, CIS will:

  1. Provide age appropriate lessons for all grade levels to help students understand personal safety, needs and rights.
  2. Provide parent materials and information sessions to help parents better understand our programs and policy.
  3. Annually train faculty to recognize and report issues of abuse and neglect.

Working together we can ensure our children are safe and are knowledgeable about their rights and responsibilities to themselves and to each other so that they can grow and learn free of fear in a safe and supportive environment. We thank you for your support of our efforts and invite you to contact a school counselor or principal regarding any specific questions you may have.