Our Safeguarding Policy is available here.

All children at Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy can report concerns or worries to any member of staff. The safeguarding structure is listed below.

The Chair of Governors is: Ms A. Connor
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is: Mr G Harrison
The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs B Lofthouse
The Safeguarding Officers are: Miss N Manning, Miss S Savage, Ms S Baker, Mrs L Moore, Mrs Dunn 
The Nominated Safeguarding Governor is: Ms M. Liptrot
The Nominated Governor for Dealing with Allegations Against the Principal is: Mr P. Halliwell

Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy ensures that children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.

Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy also has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children's services. Schools are not able to investigate child protection concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the academy is advised by children's services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset but follows legislation that aims to act in the interests of the child.

The following notice is made available to all visitors in reception. In addition all visitors are provided with additional safeguarding guidance.

Our academy is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children's welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act without delay to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. We would expect you to also report to the Headteacher or Designated Safeguarding Lead any behaviours of any adults working in the academy that may concern you. By signing in on our Inventory system you are agreeing to follow the academy's safeguarding advice to visitors and where appropriate the code of conduct for staff and volunteers.

If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact one of the following Safeguarding Officers:

0151 477 8770.

Operation Encompass

In conjunction with Merseyside Police, St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy is involved in an initiative called Operation Encompass. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following such an incident, Children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff, called key adults, are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.
At St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy our Key Adult is Mr Harrison, Assistant Principal – Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare.

Other key adults also include the Pastoral and Learning Managers;

  • Miss N Manning
  • Mrs S Baker
  • Miss S Savage
  • Mrs L Moore
  • Mrs R Dunne

This is a valuable initiative that means we can continue to support and help children and families within our school community when they need it most.

You can find out more information by visiting or by contacting Mr Harrison.

Safer School's Partnership

Saint Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Academy also works in alliance with Safer Schools and Young People Partnership and has an on site School Liason Officer, PC W Hughes. The role of the School Liaison Officer, is to work closely with schools, staff and to promote positive relationships between young people and the police.

You can find out more about Safer School's Partnership by contacting PC W Hughes.

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