Our school participates in a Police led initiative called Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children 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 telephone and secure email (usually the next day) to communicate relevant information to the designated safeguarding leads, Miss Lennon and Mrs Orwin. 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 county-wide at the beginning of 2015 and it is active in all Warrington schools. You can find out more about Operation Encompass via the following site: http://www.operationencompass.org.
If you would like to speak to someone further about the initiative, or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Lennon or Mrs Orwin.
Domestic abuse affects the whole family. Don’t suffer in silence, talk to someone that can help.
In an emergency, always dial 999
- Domestic violence and abuse can be actual or threatened and can happen once every so often or on a regular basis
- It can happen to anyone, in all kinds of relationships
- People suffer domestic abuse regardless of their social group, class, age, race, disability, sexuality or lifestyle
- The abuse can begin at any time – in new relationships or after many years together
- Children are affected by domestic abuse both in the short and long term.