28th March 2019
Our school is participating in 'Operation Encompass'.
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which ensures that a child's school is informed, prior to the start of the next school day, that there has been an incident of Domestic Abuse to which the child or young person has been exposed, and which might then have an impact on them in school the following day.
A nominated member of staff, known as a Key Adult, has been trained to liaise with the police. In our school, our Key Adult is Mrs Elizabeth Shears - Headteacher. Mrs Shears will be able to use information that has been shared with her, in confidence, to ensure that our school makes provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families. The Key Adult will keep this information confidential, and will only share it on a need to know basis, for instance, to other appropriate teaching staff for the child or young person. It will not be shared with other children or students on placement.
This initiative has been implemented across the whole of the Lancashire Police area. If you would like some more information about it, you can view it online at www.operationencompass.org.