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Student Welfare

SAFEGUARDING OUR STUDENTS

We understand that the main concern for any parent or family, is their child’s well being. As our regular clients and students know, we will go out of our way to make sure each student is safe, happy and well cared for.

During school hours, all students are attended to by their teachers during lessons and at breaks are supervised by our staff. For the afternoon activities, there will be at least one activity guide leading a group, and staying with the group throughout the day. All afternoon activities end near a bus stop, so it’s easy for students to get the right bus home.The teachers, leaders and managers are all very friendly, approachable and caring, you can talk to them at any point if you have any concerns.All staff at BISS and in Dorothy Stringer School are DBS checked (Police checked).

 

BISS does not provide 24 hour supervision outside lessons and scheduled activities. We also don’t directly supervise students during free time, whilst travelling to and from school, or during time at home stay accommodation.

All students and host families are given our emergency number on their first day, which operates on a 24 hours a day basis. Students are also expected to exchange their mobile numbers with their host families.

If given permission from parents, our students are allowed unsupervised free time in the evenings.

Parents should be satisfied that their child is mature enough to be unsupervised for such periods as described before enrolling them with BISS.

The curfew is 22.00 NO EXCEPTIONS.  

BISS acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of all its Under 18 learners (children) regardless of nationality, race, religion, language, ethnicity, age or disability. BISS is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities and government guidance and complies with best practice and British Council regulatory requirements.

We recognise that all children are entitled to be protected and take the responsibility to follow all reasonable steps, to promote safe practice and to protect children from the potential risk of harm.

BISS acknowledges its duty to act appropriately to any allegations, reports or suspicions of abuse.

Please click HERE  to read ” BISS Safeguarding Children – Policy and Procedures Policy”

USEFUL NUMBERS
Police, Fire Service, Ambulance 999 (112 from a mobile)
Brighton Police Station 0845 6070999 or 101
Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road 01273 696955

 

SCHOOL NUMBERS

01273 852225

Emergency school number

07804 023348