Child Protection Policy

Dalat is Committed to Provide a Safe Learning Environment

Dalat International School places a high value on children and strives to provide a safe learning environment. The school is committed to cultivating an atmosphere in which all students are treated with respect and dignity and feel safe and protected.

Dalat is an Associate Member of The Child Safety and Protection Network which is a group of organizations that work together to collaborate, share resources, and develop best practice standards in the area of child safety. The school’s personal protection policies are based on international law and standards from the United Nations and World Health Organization.

Dalat's Child Safety and Protection Handbook

View our Dalat’s Child Safety and Protection Handbook which outlines school policy and procedures that serve the purpose of creating an environment which safeguards students and staff from harassment and abuse. This document is also available to download in PDF format.

The handbook explains how any member of the school community can report concerns or observations related to safety and protection. The Child Safety Team is trained and ready to respond to all reports, whether current or historical. Concerns may be emailed to the school at

Child Safety and Protection Advocate

Dalat staff are committed to protecting the safety of students and are trained in the prevention, recognition and confrontation of abuse. Our personal protection policy and advocacy network also serve as safeguards. If a student feels that their physical safety or emotional health is threatened, they should inform a teacher, counselor, dorm parent, principal, or the residence supervisor.

Protection Advocate

Karin Thorne

A non-staff advocate is available to provide students with support as needed. The advocate promotes the protection of students and enhances the objectivity of the administration in addressing reports. The advocate does not investigate or administer discipline but serves as a representative for students.

Child Safety Team

Shawna Wood


Jacki Steinkamp

Brian Weidemann

Cheryl Franceschi

Documents and Reporting Forms

Reporting Form

Online Reporting Form

Safe Environment Policy

Download the PDF Form

Staff Code of Conduct

Download the PDF Form

Information for Parents

Video One

Dalat Child Safety Policy


Video Two

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Defining Abuse

Video Three

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Talk About It

Video Four

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Be Ready To Respond

PDF Video Transcripts

We have made available the above videos in transcript PDF format. They are available for download in both Chinese and Korean.

Download Chinese

Download Korean

Teaching Elementary Children

Video One

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The 3 R’s of Safety

Video Two

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Safety Tips with Sally – Puppet Show

Video Three

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Safety Discussions