Age of Criminal Responsibility

Working within the International School sector…do you know the minimum age of criminal responsibility in your host country? I find many Designated Safeguarding Leads, Child Protection Officers, or members of Strategic Leadership Teams tend not to know, and so people try and guess if quizzed as part of a safeguarding audit, for example. It is, however, very important from a safeguarding perspective to know the answer!  

Why would it be important to understand any variation in your host country from other countries where you have been based?

Where might this information be stored such that it is accessible within your organization? 

To whom might this information be relevant within your school community?

Online Child Protection Course: ChildSafeguarding.com

This online child protection initiative was launched in June 2020 and now has registrants in 5 different countries. The courses are available in 8 languages with more on the way. An amazing tool for International Schools trying to reach those cohorts within their whole-school community where local languages can be a barrier to understanding andcommunication. Safeguarding and Child Protection can be complex topics at the best of times. This basic course breaks down the content into easy, manageable parts and empowers everyone to become part of the broader school safeguarding team.

CEO Matt Harris, was recently interviewed by David Niven from Social World Podcast. Listen to the interview at (Number 093).