Education

International Schools

Trusted by International Schools in more than 30 countries

We understand that the needs of International Schools are ever-changing and that the challenge of safeguarding has never been more complex. International Schools must address such issues; as peer-on-peer abuse, online bullying, and affluent neglect, while also supporting students with mental health issues. We understand that at the same time, schools often walk a delicate tightrope, balancing the requirements of local laws, parental expectations, international inspections' criteria, and the desire to support your students in the best way possible.  

International Schools have a great responsibility to manage what can be extremely challenging and time-consuming issues. Sadly, these issues can have detrimental, life-long effects for those involved and, when poorly managed, can result in other damaging consequences for a school's reputation and the wellbeing of its staff.

The Safeguarding Company offers school owners, international groups, senior leaders, teaching, and support staff peace of mind, with our purpose-built safeguarding products and services that support a Total Safeguarding approach.

 

Safeguarding or Child Protection, What's the Difference?

These terms can sometimes be used synonymously, if you're not clear on the differences check out our safeguarding FAQ's

We work with British, American, and International schools and school groups around the world and support them as they strive to be world-class safeguarding organisations. As members of COBIS and ECIS we advocate for safeguarding best practice and provide advice and support to members and non-members alike with our webinars and resources.

Safeguarding FAQs
Protecting your students

Total Safeguarding

We believe that successfully achieving high standards of professional safeguarding practice is founded on eight core principles that come together to create Total Safeguarding:

  • Strong governance, leadership and management
  • A clear focus on harm prevention and reduction
  • Efficient recording and case management of concerns
  • Effective team working within and between individuals and organisations
  • Managing and sharing information securely, lawfully, and pro-actively
  • Securing professional and emotional support for your people, your teams and yourself
  • Being able to see the rich picture – understanding your data and developing insight
  • Learning lessons from your own professional practice and that of others.

The essential step to Total Safeguarding is to combine the practice of safeguarding with the very best technology - each is necessary, individually they are unlikely to meet the current safeguarding challenge. Together we can create everything you need for yours to be a world-class safeguarding organisation – one that protects children and adults and supports them to have the best outcomes in learning, in work and in life.

Talk to us about your school's needs

"As CEO and Safeguarding Governor, MyConcern has enabled me to monitor the quality of safeguarding provision across our schools. The software allows us to continually monitor and review our provisions ensuring pupil welfare is at the forefront of our agenda. "

Elena Benito COO and Spain MD, Kings Group (Now Part of Inspired Education)

"MyConcern gives me peace of mind that all the information I need to protect students has been accurately recorded and I can access this securely at any time. "

Alka Maher School Counsellor and DSL, ACS International School, Doha

Solutions

Our suite of safeguarding solutions to support International Schools is ever-growing, so we can help with your safeguarding processes in a number of ways. From MyConcern, which offers a secure, centralised system for the management of all categories of safeguarding, child protection and pastoral concern, to Sentry our safer recruitment and personal vetting solution that acts as your single central record, Clarity our game-changing, high-level reporting system for International School Groups, which provides anonymised data across multiple establishments using MyConcern, and Confide our solution for managing allegations and 'low-level' concerns about staff, sensitively and securely.

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MyConcern
MyConcern

For Concerns about Children and Young Adults

Easy-to-use, centralised, secure record-keeping and case management for all types of safeguarding concerns

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Sentry
Sentry

For Safer Recruitment

A safer recruitment and personnel vetting tool that acts as your Single Central Record. Designed to guide you through the recruitment process and to ensure that no check is missed

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Clarity
Clarity

For Multi-establishment Reporting

A powerful reporting tool designed exclusively for multi-establishment safeguarding. Paired with MyConcern and Confide to provide high-level, anonymised reporting across groups of establishments

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Confide
Confide

For Allegations Against Staff

One of the most sensitive issues facing any leader is how to handle serious allegations about their staff. Confide is the answer

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MyVoice
MyVoice

Concern Reporting for Everyone

Quick, easy and anonymous reporting of safeguarding concerns across your wider community - giving a voice to everyone, everywhere - students, coaches, contractors, volunteers, visitors, parents etc.

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Using digital solutions to improve pastoral support

Deputy Heads, Safeguarding Leads and School Counsellors have shared some of their top tips for improving safeguarding and pastoral care in their schools using our systems.

  1. Record everything - the 'small' details will join up the pieces of the puzzle and give you greater insights.
  2. Use data to spot patterns and trends to enable proactive interventions.
  3. Share the right information with those that need it to build support networks for individuals.
  4. Export reports to share important data with governors, inspectors and other stakeholders 
  5. Identify staff training and support requirements 
  6. Pinpoint where school premises could be adapted improve safeguarding
  7. Speed up the processes for recording and use the reporting wizard to free up staff time 
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Effective Safeguarding Starts with Safer Recruitment

Effective Safeguarding Starts with Safer Recruitment

We have run two webinars on Safer Recruitment. One which covered the key responsibilities of Senior Leaders and Safeguarding Leads in UK schools and the lessons that can be learned from serious case reviews. Our second webinar was about the unique challenges and dangers international schools face when it comes to protecting their students.

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Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression & Self-harm

Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression & Self-harm

The Covid-19 Pandemic has negatively affected the mental health and wellbeing of students and staff alike. We expect to see further issues associated with the pandemic surfacing for months if not years to come. In response, we created this webinar to help teaching staff and safeguarding leads identify when their students may be suffering from depression, anxiety, and self-harm

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Managing Safeguarding and Stress; A Magic Formula 

Managing Safeguarding and Stress; A Magic Formula 

A free webinar, essential for all Safeguarding leads.  We ask, what impact does stress have on us? What strategic approach to stress can be taken as part of your role? How to best deal with stress in the moment, and how to spot the signs of stress in others?

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Safer Internet Day: Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online

Safer Internet Day: Keeping Children and Young People Safe Online

This webinar with guest speaker Carole Phillips, focusing on how schools, colleges and other organisation can keep children and young people safe online. Understanding and protecting children and young people from online risks is critical to keeping them safe from harm.

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