Student Health & Wellness
Beaconhouse International College is committed to helping students take full advantage of the campus’ dynamic academic and social environment. A wide variety of services and programmes have been put in place to collectively create a culture of well-being, equal access, and security in our community.
It is our policy to carry out our activities in such a way as to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of our students, employees and all persons likely to be affected by our activities including the general public where appropriate. BIC cooperate and co ordinate with partnerships, contractors, subcontractors, employers, departments and the occupiers and owners of premises and land where we are commissioned to work in order to pursue our Health and Safety Policy aims.
Beaconhouse Security department provides a central source for information about police, fire, and emergency services, security services, including walking escorts, and special victim services. It also manages the system’s extensive electronic security infrastructure.
Arrangements regarding first aid provision are set out in the First Aid Policy. The names and location of the Health Centre and first aid trained staff are provided to all students and staff and also clearly signposted around the college/school/premises. First aid is administered by trained staff with in date training certification, operating within the parameters of their training.
Student Disabilities/special Need Services
Beaconhouse welcomes students with disabilities/special needs and is committed to providing the same opportunities to all BIC students. Policies and procedures have been developed to provide students with as much independence as possible and to promote self-advocacy. BIC ensures that students with self-identified disabilities have equal access to all college programmes, activities, and services.
We also invite students/parents to meet with our staff to address their specific needs as part of our collaborative process.
Beaconhouse is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all its students. To ensure the welfare of all, Beaconhouse believes that every member of the organisation has a role to play, which is encompassed in our Student Protection Policy. Its purpose is to protect both students and staff by clearly defining what action is required in order to keep students safe, and ensuring a consistency of behaviour so that all staff members follow the same process.
Our Student Protection Policy outlines:
- Clearly-defined requirements to keep students safe
- Clear ways of identifying concerns
- Appropriate procedures if a concern should arise
- Guidelines for reporting and recording concerns
- Recruitment guidelines including screening and vetting procedures for all staff and visitors
- Safe working practices and acceptable staff behaviour
- Student protection training for all adults working with students
Student Protection Committees are based at each level of the system, from schools to the School Group to the Regional Office and the Head Office, so that we are able to follow up on any queries or concerns students, teachers and parents may have in regard to student safety in our schools.