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UWC International Board Safeguarding Statement

The Trustees of UWC International affirm their commitment to the wellbeing and safety of all members of the UWC community, in reflection of UWC’s core values of personal responsibility and integrity, autonomy and mutual responsibility, respect and compassion.

They also affirm their full commitment to promoting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in the care of UWC schools, colleges, national committees, projects and educational programmes.

The Trustees confirm their belief in the right of all children to be protected from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence, as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The UWC Common Standards for Safeguarding

In October 2018, UWC International Board approved the UWC Common Standards for Safeguarding (that you can download below). The Common Standards were developed by the Safeguarding Task Force, chaired by Tove Veierod, the Special UWC International Board Representative on Safeguarding, with the input from various external specialists, including legal advice and input from safeguarding specialists from the Council of International Schools (CIS). UWC International and all UWC schools and colleges have adopted the new UWC Common Standards for Safeguarding within their policies.