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Leila Holmyard

19 June 2018

Special Advisor on Safeguarding to the UWC International Board

Leila Holmyard profile picture Leila Holmyard has extensive professional experience in safeguarding and child protection with a special emphasis on safeguarding in international schools. She is a safeguarding consultant for a number of international schools and organisations, including the Council of International Schools and Faria Education Group. Leila has worked with international schools across the world, including in Germany, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Israel, Brussels, Singapore and the United Kingdom. She is also a volunteer for the International Task Force on Child Protection, WomenEd Germany, and the ISS Diversity Collaborative

Leila holds an MA in Educational Leadership and Management, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education at the University of Bath.


"My career is dedicated to exploring and strengthening child safeguarding practices in international schools. The geographical and cultural diversity of the UWC community provides an opportunity for global impact in the protection of children from harm and abuse. As our world continues to change at a rapid pace, it is key that we build systems and processes to ensure children can be safe both in-person and online."