Health and Safety
QSI Schools adhere to the CEESA Safeguarding and Child Protection Statement and Commitments as written below.
QSI Safeguarding and Child Protection Statement
- Safeguarding and Child Protection is a priority for every QSI School.
- QSI commits to supporting school environments that safeguard children through both prevention and intervention.
- QSI works in cooperation with international agencies to ensure standards associated with best practices are regularly reviewed, revised, and applied in all operations, activities, and events.
- QSI leaders honor and uphold child protection guidelines and procedures in partnership with all stakeholders in their respective school communities.
All QSI schools will:
- Actively uphold the QSI Safeguarding and Child Protection Statement.
- Implement school-based Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies and Procedures that include regular onsite training.
- Employ safe recruitment practices consistent with Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies.
- Educate students and adults on Safeguarding and Child Protection.
QSI International School of Bishkek monitors the air quality daily using an air quality index. When the AQI readings register as unhealthy, students are kept indoors for activities, recess, and physical education. The school has added air purifiers to classrooms to ensure safe air in our learning environments.
QSI International School of Bishkek is a closed campus. Once on campus, students are not permitted to leave without parental permission and office approval before 15:00 (Elementary School), 15:35 (Middle/Secondary School). Parents are required to contact the office if their child is to leave early.
The school provides security and guards on the campus for the protection and well-being of all students.
Safeguarding and child protection
Schools play an essential role in protecting children from abuse. They have regular contact with children and young people so are in a strong position to identify signs of abuse and neglect.
QSIB can safeguard children by:
- creating safe environments for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices
- ensuring that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children
- making sure staff are trained, know how to respond to concerns and keep-up-to-date with policy and practice
- teaching children and young people about staying safe
- maintaining an environment where children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem.