Safeguarding Statement
We at The Altus School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such we expect all staff, Management Committee members, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

Our aim is to ensure that child protection concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in ways that support the specific needs of the individual child. Through providing a caring, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of all our students, we aim to foster an atmosphere of trust, respect and security.

Our staff form part of a wider safeguarding system for children as described in the statutory guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018’ and will, therefore, work together with children’s services, the police, health services and other agencies to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
At The Altus School, we have a dedicated Safeguarding team, led by Debbie Kirkham.

If you have a concern about the safety or wellbeing of a child or family,  you should report this immediately to a member of the Safeguarding Team. 

Debbie Kirkham

Designated Safeguarding Lead

07715 669138

Nicki Woolway

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

07720 089466

Fiona Clarke

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

01242 581519

Alex Breeze

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

01453 767293

Rebecca Allen

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

01453 767293

All our safeguarding related policies are available to view via our website or from the school administration team.

Acceptable Use Policy
Allegations of Abuse Against Staff Policy
Anti-Bullying & Hate Crime Policy
Attendance Policy
Behaviour Policy (including the principles governing our Behaviour Policy)
Drugs Policy
Early Help Offer/SEND Information Report
Health and Safety Policy
Learning Outside the Classroom Policy (Educational Visits)
Minibus Policy
Safeguarding Policy
SEND Policy
Sex and Relationships Policy
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions

For more information about Internet Safety, see: Internet Safety
All staff at The Altus School have read the following DfE Safeguarding guidance:
All our visitors are asked to read and acknowledge the visitors leaflet below: