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Safeguarding and Welfare

Safeguarding and Welfare 

At Rome International School, the safety and well-being of our students are paramount, and we are committed to creating a secure and nurturing environment for every child. We recognise the critical importance of safeguarding, and as such, all our teachers have completed comprehensive mandatory safeguarding training. This training ensures that our staff are well-equipped to identify, respond to, and report any concerns about a child's safety or welfare. 


Additionally, we have a dedicated safeguarding team in place, consisting of trained staff and professionals who are always available to support our students and staff. This team works diligently to uphold our safeguarding policies, ensuring that any concerns are promptly and effectively managed. RIS actively participates in safeguarding initiatives, including Safer Internet Week, the Body Positivity Project, and Anti-Bullying Week, to promote a safe and supportive environment for all students. By maintaining the highest standards of safeguarding practices, we strive to protect our students from harm and support their holistic development, ensuring that they can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally within our care.


Students at RIS Rome benefit from robust safeguarding practices which are led and informed by Globeducate´s Safeguarding and Welfare Officer Katherine Tyler, who works closely with our own Designated Safeguarding Lead.  


Our Globeducate Safeguarding Policies, nos. 10 a to e, cover topics such as: child protection, ICT acceptable use, safer recruitment, risk assessments and whistleblowing. Our safeguarding approach extends to how we use and learn about Artificial Intelligence too, referred to in policy nos 11a to c. 


All of these policies can be found here


Welfare and Counselling 

School counsellors at RIS Rome are able to meet students confidentially to discuss and counsel them about issues of concern. The counsellors also make diagnostic lesson observations and have often been able to identify dynamics and relationships that affect learning, and advise teachers accordingly. Students are briefed by the counsellors during assemblies and the school offers a self-referral option. The school takes a person-centred approach to problem solving and resolution and the counsellors will always encourage the referral of medical or mental health issues to the appropriate person in school.


A Counselling Service leaflet can be downloaded here  


Health and First Aid:

  • Any regular visits from outside health providers in terms of talks to students or services? I know that you do not have a resident school nurse.