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Safeguarding at SHS

At Sophia High, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is our top priority. We are fully committed to providing a secure online learning environment where students can thrive.

Our School Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here

Designated Safeguarding Leads

We have dedicated Safeguarding Lead and team of Deputy Safeguarding Officers who expertsly handle any sensitive issues, provide guidance, and liaise with authorities as needed.

Students and parents can directly contact our leads:

Safer Recruitment & Vetting

All Sophia High teachers and staff undergo thorough background checks and vetting before hire. We adhere to rigorous Safer Recruitment standards to ensure only qualified, experienced educators who share our child safety values join our team.

Our Safer Recruitment Policy can be viewed here

Ongoing Professional Development

Our teachers and staff team receive regular safeguarding training to act proactively regarding any child welfare concerns. We provide the knowledge and tools to identify risks and intervene appropriately to protect students.

Clear Policies and Reporting Procedures

Our comprehensive Child Protection Policy outlines expected behaviors, reporting procedures, and response protocols. Teachers understand their duty to immediately report any incident or concern regarding a child’s safety.

All staff are to understand their role in the aspect of safeguarding children and DSLs are expected to have the ‘lead’ responsibility.

Partnerships with Families

We recognize that safeguarding is a collaborative effort with families. We encourage open communication and work jointly to address any concerns. Please reach out if you have questions or need support.

Ongoing Commitment

At Sophia High, we will continuously review and strengthen our policies and approach to ensure student welfare remains at the center of everything we do.

Please view our full Safeguarding Policy to learn more about our commitment.

Key Contacts

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):

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