We take the safety of our students very seriously at TIS and all of our staff, homestay providers, activity leaders and contractors have a minimum basic level of safeguarding for under 18s. This means they know how to recognise and respond to any students who may appear unhappy or distressed at any time during their stay with us.
We understand that living away from home can be difficult for some students, especially for young learners. Our Welfare Officer and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Laurie Chapman, is available throughout the day to speak to students about any problems or concerns they have. All of our teachers and office staff can also offer advice and support to anyone feeling homesick or lonely. Outside office hours, we have a 24-hour emergency telephone number that students can call.
We also appreciate that sending a child abroad to study can be worrying for parents so we want to make sure that we give parents all the information they need to be sure they are making the right decision to sending their child to TIS. We also require parents/guardians to provide us with as much information on their child as possible, including any medical conditions, so that we can provide the best level of care for them at all times. Our Parental Consent Form requires that they ensure that their child is aware of such issues as curfews and unsupervised time, accommodation and school rules that must be agreed to.
We take our responsibilities for young learners very seriously and we have rigorous policies and procedures in place to make sure children have the best possible experience in a safe and secure learning environment. Please read our Care of Under 18s Policy for more information.
If there are any aspects of the programme that are not clear, please feel free to contact us. Please also refer to our full list of policies on this website.