Definition of Child Abuse and Neglect
AISG has a diverse community with multiple cultural beliefs, values and practices. To respect the global nature of the community, for the purposes of our child protection policy, the school has chosen to follow the World Health Organization’s (WHO's) definitions of abuse and neglect.
The WHO declares that:
“Child abuse or maltreatment constitutes all forms of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect, or negligent treatment, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development, or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust, or power.”