All staff employed at the American Community School must report suspected incidences of child abuse or neglect whenever the staff member has reasonable cause to believe that a child has suffered or is at risk of suffering abuse or neglect. Reporting and follow up of all suspected incidents of child abuse or neglect will proceed in accordance with administrative regulation/practice as outlined in the Emergency Response Manual. Furthermore, cases of suspected child abuse or neglect may be reported to the appropriate employer, to the respective consulate in Amman, to the appropriate child protection agency in the home country, and/or local authorities.
This policy will be distributed to all staff annually and be included in the application packets. Training will be provided on an annual basis to ensure the ACS staff is informed and educated about child protection issues. Every effort will be made to implement hiring practices to ensure the safety of children.
In the case a staff member is reported as an alleged offender, the Superintendent will conduct a full investigation following a carefully designed course of due process.