What is Operation Encompass?
Operation Encompass is a unique police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership enabling support for children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.
Through Operation Encompass a trained Key Adult in school (Designated Safeguarding Lead) will be notified PRIOR to the start of the next school day that a child has experienced an incident of Domestic Abuse that the police have attended. This timely knowledge enables all interactions, from when the child first arrives at the school gates, to be of a positive nature.
Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement
Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse. Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident.
Once a Key Adult (DSL) has attended at an Operation Encompass briefing they will cascade the principles of Operation Encompass to all DDSL’s.
The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information. The Key Adult will always use the Operation Encompass Toolkit to ensure that all appropriate actions have been taken by the school. We are aware that we must do nothing that puts the child/ren or the non abusing adult at risk.
The Safeguarding Governor will report on Operation Encompass in the termly report to Governors. All information is anonymised for these reports.