Safeguarding at Taipei American School

Student safety is our number one priority. At Taipei American School, we believe that a supportive, safe, and caring environment is a foundation that all our students deserve, a foundation which forms the bedrock of our school's mission: to inspire our students to become confident, creative, caring, and moral individuals prepared to adapt and succeed anywhere in a rapidly changing world. In partnership with all members of our school community, we are committed to upholding and modeling moral and ethical behavior in accordance with the TAS values: honesty, respect, responsibility, kindness, and courage.

The components of our safeguarding practice are guided by the Taipei American School child protection policy, which is derived from the child protection laws of Taiwan and best practices from the United States, along with guidance from safeguarding experts. TAS employees who suspect child abuse must report it immediately to their supervisor, counselor, or divisional principal. Following the chain of command, the divisional principal must be notified of concerns and report them immediately to the Head of School and to the Chief Operating Officer.