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COTABATO CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOLMAIN CAMPUS

Child Protection
Policy
Policy and Guidelines on Protecting

Students of Cotabato City National


High
School-Main
Campus
from
Abuse,
Violence,
Exploitation,
Discrimination, Bullying and Other
Forms of Abuse
Compiled by:
DAISY JANE A USMAN
Child Protection Coordinator/
Member,
Child
Protection
Committee
TERESITA D. LEONES
Child
Protection
CommitteeMember
(Sgd) DR. PANFILO O. CEDEO
Secondary School Principal IV

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Child Protection Policy Template
Objective
The Department of Education promotes a zerotolerance policy for
any act of child abuse,
exploitation, violence, discrimination, bullying and
other forms of abuse.

PRINCIPLES
1. Schools shall be conducive to learning and
children shall have the right to education free
from fear;
2. All children shall be protected from all forms of
abuse and bullying to develop self-esteem and
self- confidence;
3. Schools shall advocate a positive and nonviolent mode of disciplining children to foster
self-discipline and to improve self-esteem;
4. Corporal punishment shall not be imposed on
any child in school for the purpose of discipline,
training or control;
5. School Heads shall take steps to prevent
bullying and ensure that the appropriate
interventions, counseling and other services, are
provided for the victims of abuse, violence,
exploitation, discrimination and bullying;

6. Pupils, students or learners shall


respect the rights of others and
refrain from committing acts of
bullying and peer violence;
7. Parents shall be actively involved
in all school activities or events
that raise awareness on childrens
rights, positive discipline, and the
prevention of bullying;
8. Visitors and guest shall be oriented
on the Child Protection Policy.
9. All schools shall establish a Child
Protection Committee (CPC) which
shall be composed of the following
members:
a. School Head/ AdministratorChairperson
b. Guidance Counselor/ TeacherVice Chairperson
c. Representative of the Teachers
as designated by the Faculty
Club
d. Representative of the Parents
as designated by the ParentsTeachers Association
e. Representative
of
pupils,
students
and
learners
as
designated by the Supreme
Student Council
f. Representative
from
the
Community as designated by
the
Punong
Barangay,
preferably a member of the
Barangay
Council
for
the
Protection of Children ( BCPC).

Source:
Deped
Order
No.
40,s.201
2,Annex
C

Policy
and
Guidelines
on
Protecting Students of COTABATO

CITY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL- MAIN


CAMPUS
from
Abuse,
Violence,
Exploitation, Discrimination, Bullying
and other Forms of Abuse.
I.

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 1. TITLE
This Policy and Guidelines shall be
known as CCNHS- Main Campus
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY.
Section
2.
PURPOSE

STATEMENT

OF

Pursuant to DepEd Order no.40,


s.2012 known as DepEd Child
Protection Policy and Republic Act No.
10627An
Act
Requiring
All
Elementary and Secondary Schools to
Adopt Policies to Prevent and Address
the Acts of Bullying in Their
Institutions , this handbook aims to
provide policy and guidelines for the
protection of children while under the
custody of the institution, take
necessary and appropriate measures
to address all forms of abuse,
violence, exploitation, discrimination,
bullying, and other forms of abuse.
CCNHSMain
Campus,
in
collaboration with its partners and
stakeholders shall ensure that the
best interest of the child while under
its
custody
be
given
utmost
consideration.

II.

PROHIBITED ACTS

Section 3.
The following acts
are prohibited which may be
committed by a teacher, any other
school personnel, visitor, or a
child/student
against a child/
student :
a. Child abuse. This
habitual or not.

may

be

1. psychological or physical
abuse,
neglect,
cruelty,
sexual abuse and emotional
maltreatment;
2. any act by deeds or words
which degrades or demeans
the intrinsic worth and
dignity of a child as a
human being;
3. failure to immediately give
medical treatment to an
injured child resulting in
serious impairment of his or
her
growth
and
development or in the
childs
permanent
incapacity
or
death
( Sec.3(b), RA 7610).
b. Discrimination
against
children
which nullify equal
footing and equal rights;
c. Child exploitation
d. Violence
against
children
which may be a single act or a
series of acts committed by
school
administrators,
academic and non-academic
personnel against a child ,
which result or is likely to result
in
physical,
sexual,
psychological harm or suffering,
or other abuses including
threats of such acts; such as :
1. Inflicting bodily or physical
harm; assigning children to
perform tasks which are
hazardous to their physical
well-being;
2. Sexual violence such as
rape; sexual harassment;
acts
of
lasciviousness;

making
demeaning
and
sexually
suggestive
remarks;
physically
attacking the sexual parts of
the victims body;
3. Forcing the child to watch
obscene publications
4. acts causing or attempting
to cause the child to engage
in any sexual activity by
force,
threat
of
force,
coercion,
or
through
inducements, gifts or favors.
5. intimidation,
harassment,
stalking,
damage
to
property, public ridicule or
humiliation, deduction or
threat of deduction from
grade or merit as a form of
punishment , and repeated
verbal abuse;
6. other acts of violence of a
physical,sexual
or
psychological nature that
are prejudicial to the best
interest of the child.
e. Bullying or Peer Abuse
committed
by
a
student
directed towards a particular
victim who may be outnumbered , younger, weak,
with disability, less confident,
or otherwise vulnerable such as
:
1. Threats to inflict a wrong
upon the person, honor or
property of the person or on
his or her family;
2. Stalking
or
constantly
following or pursuing a
person in his or her daily
activities, with unwanted
and obsessive attention;
3. Taking of property;
4. Public humiliation or public
malicious imputation of a
crime or of a vice or defect,
whether real or imaginary,
or
any
act,
omission,
condition,
status,
or

5.
6.

7.

8.

circumstance tending to
cause dishonor, discredit or
expose
a
person
to
contempt;
Deliberate destruction or
defacement of, or damage
to the childs property;
Violence in the form of
mauling, hitting, kicking,
throwing things at the
student, pinching, spanking,
or other similar acts;
Demanding
or
requiring
sexual monetary favors, or
exacting money or property
from a student ; and
Restraining the liberty and
freedom of a student.

f. Cyber-bullying
through
electronic means or other
technology, such as, but not
limited to texting, email, instant
messaging, chatting, internet,
social networking websites or
other platforms or formats.
g. Other acts of abuse by a
student upon another student
of the same school, not falling
under the preceding provisions.
h. Corporal
Punishment
imposed for an alleged or
actual offense, which is carried
out or inflicted, for the purpose
of discipline, training or control,
by
a
teacher,
school
administrator, an adult, or any
other child who has been given
or has assumed authority or
responsibility for punishment or
discipline such as but not
limited to the following :
1. Blows such as beating,
kicking, hitting, slapping, or
lashing, of any part of a
childs body, with or without
the use of an instrument
such as but not limited to a
cane, broom, stick, whip or
belt;

2. Striking of a childs face or


head, such being declared
as a no contact zone;
3. Pulling
hair,
shaking,
twisting joints, cutting or
piercing
skin,
dragging,
pushing or throwing of a
child;
4. Forcing a child to perform
physically
painful
or
damaging acts such as but
not limited to,
Holding a weight or weights
for an extended period and
kneeling on stones, salt,
pebbles or other object;
5. Deprivation of a childs
physical needs as a form of
punishment;
6. Deliberate exposure to fire,
ice, water, smoke, sunlight,
rain, pepper, alcohol, or
forcing the child to swallow
substances,
dangerous
chemicals,
and
other
materials that can cause
discomfort or threaten the
childs health, safety and
sense of security such as
but not limited to bleach or
insecticides, excrement or
urine;
7. Tying up a child;
8. Confinement, imprisonment
or depriving the liberty of a
child;
9. Verbal abuse or assaults,
including intimidation or
threat
of
bodily harm,
swearing
or
cursing,
ridiculing or denigrating the
child;
10.Forcing a child to wear a
sign, to undress or disrobe,
or to put on anything that
will make a child look or feel
foolish, which belittles or
humiliates the child in front
of others.
i. Permanent confiscation of
personal property of students
except when such pieces of

property pose a danger to the


child or to others; and
j. Other analogous acts.
III.

MECHANISM TO ADDRESS
CHILD ABUSE, VIOLENCE,
EXPLOITATION,
DISCRIMINATION, BULLYING
and
OTHER
FORMS
of
ABUSE
Section 4.
The school principal, as chairman of the
Child Protection Committee , as well as
members of the committee shall be
responsible for the implementation and
oversight of policies intended to address
child abuse, exploitation, discrimination,
bullying, and other forms of abuse
against children in school.
Section 5.
Any
member
of
the
school
administration,
student,
parent
or
volunteer shall immediately report any
instances of
the above-mentioned
circumstances or act of retaliation
witnessed, or that has come to ones
attention
to
the
Child
Protection
Committee Officer .
Section 6.

If the perpetrator is a school personnel


who
commits any of the said acts
against a child, the committee on Child
Protection may refer the case or notify
the law enforcement agency if it is
believed that criminal charges under the
Revised Penal Code may be pursued
against the perpetrator. (Section 4,par A,
RA 10627 )
Section 9.
If the incident of bullying or retaliation
involves students from more than one
school, the school first informed of the
incident shall promptly notify the
appropriate administrator of the other
school so that both may take appropriate
action.
Section 10. Effectivity
The policy and guidelines
herein provided shall take
effect immediately.

Upon receipt of such a report, prompt


investigation shall be conducted.
Section 7.
Upon determination that a case may
have possibly occurred, the committee
on Child Protection shall
a. Notify the parents or guardians
of the perpetrator
b. Take appropriate disciplinary
action
c. Notify the parents or guardians
of the victim regarding the
action taken to prevent any
further acts of the abovementioned prohibited acts
Section 8.

References;
Republic Act 10627
DepEd Order
no.40, s. 2012
Republic Act
7610
DepEd Order
No.55,s.2013

b. Male students are not allowed to


wear earrings.

COTABATO CITY NATIONAL HIGH


SCHOOL-MAIN CAMPUS STUDENTS
CODE OF CONDUCT

c. Female students shall be neatly


dressed and are preferred not to
wear lipsticks.
C. Attendance and Tardiness
1. Attendance

Students of CCNHS-Main Campus


shall abide by the agreement on rules of
behavior of the school.
A. School Identification Card (ID) and
Uniform
1. School IDs
a. The school adopts NO ID NO
ENTRY policy. Students are required to
wear their IDs at all times while in
school.
b. Allowing others to use ones ID
is subject to confiscation of that ID and
shall report to the Prefect of Discipline
Office.
2. School Uniform

a. A student who has been absent in


class shall be required to
present
a letter of excuse signed by his/her
parent/guardian.
b. Class adviser shall refer to the
Guidance Counselor, a student who
has irregular attendance in school
for counseling.
c. A student who has incurred ten (10)
consecutive absences without valid
reason be declared dropped out
from school. Only with justifiable
reason that a student will be
admitted again.
d. A medical certificate is required
when a student incurred prolonged
absences due to illness
2. Tardiness

a. When a student is habitually late,


his/her parents shall be notified in
writing to meet the Guidance
a. Males
b. Females
Counselor for a conference.
White polo
White short/long sleeved blouseb. A student is habitually late when
Khaki pants
Maroon below the knees skirt
he/she incurs three times tardiness in
Black shoes
Black Closed shoes w/white socksa week.
Black
w/white
closed shoes
D. Restricted Areas
socks
a. Students are not allowed to loiter
B. Proper hair cut
inside the school premises especially
during class hours.
a. Male students shall maintain
b. Students are not allowed to stay in
proper hairstyle and are not
the following areas except for valid
allowed to have dye-colored
reasons:
hairstyle.
1. Principals Office
2. Administrators Office/building
The school requires all students to
wear their prescribed as uniform.

3. School Canteen during class

hours
4. School clinic
5. Other areas declared by school
authority as restricted areas.
E. Students Behavior
a. While inside the school campus,
students are expected to observe the
following:
Obey regulation in the
maintenance of cleanliness of the
school.
Respect teachers, school
personnel, students, and others.
Strictly observe the rules and
regulation of the school.
F. Offenses
a. The following are considered
offenses committed in school which shall
be dealt with accordingly.
Destroying school property
or vandalism
Smoking inside the campus
Possession, selling, or use
illegal drugs
Carrying lethal weapons
Bringing intoxicating drinks
or entering the school
campus under the influence
of alcohol and drugs
Threatening students,
teachers and other school
personnel
All forms of cheating
Disciplinary Sanction
First Commission:
(Depending on the gravity of the
offense committed)
Oral reprimand from the
Prefect of Discipline

Written apology from the


student
Counseling

Second Commission:

Written reprimand
Parents of the student with
pending case shall be
required to come to school
for a conference with the
Guidance Counselor.
Counseling

Third Commission:

Depending on the gravity of


the offense committed
1. Mandatory community
service in school
2. Probation
3. Suspension
4. Dismissal
Subject to the
approval of the Principal
and DepEd

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