Safe Guarding

Kent College West Cairo, a British international school in Cairo, acknowledges and prioritizes our duty of care to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of children. Safeguarding means protecting children’s rights to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of every student in our school. We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as students at Kent College West Cairo. We want to work in partnership with all parents to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution
To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including criminal records checks.  We comply with all current guidance and legislation and aim to surpass these expectations by following the best practices of all top British international schools. In compliance with the British School Overseas (BSO) framework, we adhere to regular updates from the Department for Education in the UK through the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance issued annually to advise schools like Kent College West Cairo.

In accordance with our responsibilities, we have a designated safeguarding lead (DSL), who is Ms Katie Alexander, the Head of Early Years, and a deputy designated safeguarding lead (DDSL), who is Mr James Greenwood, who is the Head of Primary. They are experienced school leaders who receive regular updated training for this role. It is their responsibility to ensure that all staff in contact with children receive child protection awareness and safeguarding training on a regular basis at Kent College West Cairo.

The procedures which we follow have been laid down in the school’s Child Protection Policy. The Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found below.  If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to the Headteacher.  
Online Safety is becoming more important in our everyday lives. Below are some support and information sites or apps which will help students, parents and staff stay safe online and which provide advice and support for safe social networking. There is also some support for general safeguarding concerns. 

If you need to contact the safeguarding team you can contact us on

Resources to support parents and carers to keep your children safe online:

Safeguarding Resources

Teachers will ensure that the experiences they provide give the children the opportunity to develop these different characteristics.