Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world
Nelson Mandela

Child safeguarding at UWC Maastricht

The Board and Leadership Team of UWC Maastricht affirm their commitment to the wellbeing and safety of all members of the UWC Maastricht community, in reflection of UWC’s core values and in the pursuit of our mission to make education a force for peace and a sustainable future.

The Board and Leadership Team confirm their belief in the right of all children to be protected from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence, as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. They also affirm their full commitment to promoting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in the care of UWC Maastricht.

UWC Maastricht provides training and guidance to all members of the school community to ensure the full implementation of the following safeguarding policies and procedures:

Anyone with safeguarding queries or concerns is invited to contact a member of the UWC Maastricht’s safeguarding team. These queries or concerns will be treated confidentially and with the upmost care.

Kate Doyle – Designated Safeguarding Lead / Deputy Head of College & Director of Secondary School / ++31 432 410 410

Tanya Surawski – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead / Director of Primary School   / ++31 432 410 410

Simon Miller – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead / Secondary Deputy Director Student Services / ++31 432 410 410

Reporting via UWC International

If an individual is not directly affiliated with United World College Maastricht or prefers to speak to UWC International about safeguarding, the Safeguarding Officer of UWC International can be contacted via email at

More information about the reporting mechanisms from UWC International can be found on its website here.

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