Operation Encompass is an early intervention partnership between Police and Schools. It is aimed at supporting children who are victims of domestic violence.
It is a very simple idea, but one that will help us to support and protect vulnerable children. When the Police attend an incident of domestic violence where one of our pupils is present, they will inform the school's Designated Teacher for Child Protection at the start of the next school day. This information is shared in strict confidence and school staff are only told on a need to know basis.
Following any notification from the police, our staff will provide immediate support to any child who has been the victim of domestic abuse. We know that when children do witness domestic abuse at home, this is a highly traumatic experience for them. By taking part in Operation Encompass, we can provide tailored and compassionate support to our pupils, in line with our school ethos. This builds on our existing commitment to pupil Safeguarding.
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Should you wish to find out more information, please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team or alternatively you can read more about Operation Encompass by clicking the link below.
Education Authority resources
Are you concerned about Domestic Abuse? The Education Authority website has a wide range of advice and resources available. Click the link below for more information.