Child abuse and neglect are a worldwide concern and are present in every country, community and school. Abuse and neglect are a violation of a child’s rights and are obstacles to healthy physical and mental development.

Tsukuba International School takes its role advocating for and safeguarding children very seriously. All students at Tsukuba International School have the right to be safe from abuse and neglect. Child abuse and neglect of any kind in the home, in their daily lives, while at school and while on any school-related activity is absolutely not tolerated. All school staff have a contractual obligation and duty to uphold these rights and report suspicions of child abuse and neglect whether involving a teacher or member of staff, a parent or caregiver, a member of the community, or another student.

The school child protection policy is in accordance with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, endorses the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, of which Japan is a signatory, and is in accordance with Japanese Law.