Child Protection Policy
In congruence with our Mission Statement, CDS ensures a safe and nurturing environment for all children that fosters the learning and development of the whole-child. This includes practices and policies which protect the individual rights of each student.
Schools fill a special institutional role in society as protectors of children. As such, all children in their care are afforded a safe and secure environment in which to grow and develop, both at school and away. Educators, having the opportunity to observe and interact with children over time, are in a unique position to identify children who may be in need of help and protection. For this reason, educators have a professional and ethical commitment to identify children who may be in need of assistance and safeguarding, and obligated to take the necessary steps to ensure that the child and family avail themselves of the services needed to remedy any situation that constitutes child abuse or neglect.