Child Protection and Guidance Department

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At Abdulrahman Kanoo School, Diyar, we recognise the importance of promoting high standards of behaviour and methods of discipline within the school setting. We aim to provide a positive environment in which each student is respected and the right to learn is encouraged and protected. The need to enhance an individual’s potential at every stage of school life is of paramount importance. Counselling is an integral part of the school to support the emotional health and wellbeing of the students. In addition to assisting children in settling in and adjusting to school, our school counsellor works to advance the school’s overall objective of encouraging positive mental health and socio- emotional balance in students. 

At ARKS, there is a strong focus on child protection and accountability, and this is seen with the development of a robust Child Protection Policy for both schools- ARKIS and ARKS Diyar. The involvement of the Ministry of Education and the support of the Board of Trustees indicate a commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of children within schools and across Bahrain. We have expanded the Child Protection Policy to include not only academic and operational aspects but also external stakeholders such as parents, as a positive step. Involving parents in child protection efforts can create a collaborative and supportive environment where everyone plays a role in safeguarding children.

By extending the policy to external stakeholders, the school’s Trustees recognises the importance of addressing child protection holistically. Involving various parties in the implementation of child protection measures has helped us create a comprehensive approach that considers different perspectives and ensures that children are protected in various contexts.

We will continue to prioritise child protection and to regularly review and update the policies and practices in place. Additionally, providing appropriate training and resources to all stakeholders involved is key to ensuring the effective implementation of the Child Protection Policy. This proactive approach to child protection promotes a safe and secure environment for children, the Kingdom can help foster their well-being and development.

The school’s guidance office offers:

  • Support and counsel students with wellbeing issues
  • Promote a positive mindset with all ARKS students 
  • Ensure a safe and supportive environment
  • Support students on a one-to-one basis
  • Risk assessment and prevention programmes
  • Training and awareness on child safeguarding
  • Provide group workshops to enhance social and emotional wellbeing 
  • Collaborate with staff and leaders on all behaviour management matters
  • Provide an inclusive environment and learning culture.