Sophia's Commmitment To Safeguarding
Sophia High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment.
Any concerns are passed through the designated safeguarding leaders at Sophia High School
Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility.
We ensure that all our teachers have been vetted against the highest standards of Safer Recruitment in Education Policy and receive appropriate guidance and support to undertake the effective safeguarding of children.
Safer Recruitment Standard
We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support children, families and Sophia teachers.
The safety and wellbeing of all children and young people is of paramount importance. Parents should expect when working with a reputable Online Education Provider, that they provide a safe and secure learning environment in which their children can flourish. We, therefore, have to ensure that this expectation becomes reality.
In order to achieve this all members of staff at Sophia High, in whatever capacity, will at all times act proactively in child welfare matters. Where there is a possibility that a child may be at risk of harm we will act immediately.
For UK based students, Sophia High School will notify the Local Authority in which the student resides that they are a full time online student at the school and follow all protocols from KSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education).
Our Full Safeguarding Policy is available to view on our Policies Page.
Additional contact information
Should you have any concerns about a child you can contact MASH: Details on MASH Team for your borough can be found here
Or you can contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO):
- The London Safeguarding Board is a partnership of all the different organisations working to protect children and young people across the City of London. Their website brings together information for children, young people and their families and the professionals who work with them.
Click here to visit London Safeguarding Board website.
- The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a national charity which works to fight child abuse.
Click here to visit the NSPCC website.
- Click here to visit the NSPCC website.
- Click here to visit Internet Matters website.