One of the core principles at the base of Dominican education is the principle of well-being, based on the fundamental right for children to develop in an environment where they feel safe, protected and accepted. The school must ensure that their students are provided with a warm, safe and welcoming environment in which children can grow and learn, in school and away.
The Domínico-Americano School (DAS) Child Protection Policy is informed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Dominican Law 136-03 (Code for the Protection System and the Fundamental Rights of Children and Adolescents), and the Dominican Ministry of Education’s Protocol for the Promotion of a Culture of Peace and Wellbeing in Educational Centers.
This policy aims to educate the DAS community on different aspects of child abuse, neglect and bullying, in order to be able to quickly identify any incidence in our school. It also provides a framework for reporting and intervening in any suspected case of abuse, neglect or bullying. As such, DAS commits to this policy and provides pertinent training to students, parents and staff.
Contribute to the DAS community in the effective implementation of the preventive measures that guarantee the harmonious coexistence in coherence with the policies, programs and projects that seek to create a safe environment for students.
Establish procedures to follow in order to identify and intervene in a timely manner in cases related to abuse, neglect and/or bullying.
Favor the coordination between the different actors, instances in the educational system and public and private community institutions responsible for the protection of children’s rights.
Definition of Child Abuse
Child Protection Policy
Integrated Child Protection Measures
Policies Practices & Training
Building & Facility Safety
Annual Review & Revision Plan
Code of Conduct
Compliance with Legal and Ethical Requirements
According to the World Organization, child abuse contributes “all forms of physical and\or emotional ill treatment, sexual abuse, neglect or negligent treatment or commercial or other exploitation, resulting in actual or potential harm to the child’s health, survival, development or dignity in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust or power.”
Good Conduct Letter from local Police Department required for all employees.
The Domínico-Americano School (DAS) Child Protection Policy was elaborated by a template provided by the ICMEC (International Centre of Missing and Exploited Children) and the following resources:
If a report to the authorities is deemed necessary, the following local external organization may be involved:
Confidentiality is an essential part of reporting procedures to local and/or international organizations.
Refer to DAS Child Protection Manual
Refer to DAS Child Protection Manual Disclosure Chart
All members of the community receive yearly professional development training.
Child Protection measures are integrated within all school procedures and systems. Refer to:
All members of the community receive annual training, including:
Visiting adult must present ID and use visitors pass when entering school grounds.
Our Health Program covers topics in:
Refer to DAS Child Protection Manual and Emergency Handbook
All members of the community receive yearly Professional Development training; policies are reviewed and revised yearly by leadership team.
Refer to DAS Child Protection Manual
The Domínico-Americano School and the Board of Directors, in line with the mission and vision of our school, has adopted a child protection policy to guide our staff and families in matters related to the health, safety and care of children attending our school. Domínico-Americano School fully recognizes its responsibilities for child protection. Our policy is based on Dominican Republic Law (13-03) and the United Convention on the rights of the child on which Dominican Republic is signatory.
To report child sexual exploitation in any country, please make a report online to NCMEC’s CyberTipline at: