In accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Articles 19 and 34) HIS, as a WASC-accredited school and as a member of Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS) acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We are committed to ensuring safeguarding practice that reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance, and compliance with best practice and accrediting body requirements. As a member of JCIS, HIS strongly supports the safeguarding practices required by JCIS and firmly believe that all students at HIS have a right to safety and well-being. This right exists in the home, in their daily lives, while at school and while on any school-related activity. All HIS staff have a contractual obligation and duty to defend and uphold this right. These obligations are set forth in the school's safeguarding policy. For more details please see our policy documents, available for download below.