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Safeguarding Information



Safeguarding children in all schools is very important. This school goes to great lengths to ensure that children are happy and safe in school. 


The Headteacher is: Mrs Evans

The Chair of Governors is: Miss S Pennington

The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is: Mrs Evans

Those trained to provide cover for the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead are: Mrs Pender

The nominated Link Safeguarding / Child Protection Governor is: Ms McGee

The nominated governor for dealing with allegations against the Head Teacher is: Miss S Pennington

Mental Health Lead is : Miss Bauress


Below are some of the school's safeguarding policies (not exhaustive) 

Operation Encompass









What is Operation Encompass?


At Matthew Arnold we strive to provide a caring ethos where everyone in the school community feels safe, confident, valued and respected. We participate in a police led initiative called Operation Encompass. This is a partnership between schools and the police that helps schools to better support any child where a domestic incident has been reported to police from their home.


Following a domestic incident, the police will make contact with the child’s school via a secure email (usually the next day) and will communicate relevant information to a nominated, fully-trained member of our safeguarding team. This will ensure that as a school, we are made aware early enough, to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe, supported and listened to. It will also provide an opportunity for school to offer support to the whole family. 


The initiative was launched force-wide at the beginning of 2015. It is active in all Merseyside schools. You can find out more about Operation Encompass via the following site:


If you would like to speak to someone further about the initiative, or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact our safeguarding team.