I would like to inform you of a project that is being introduced in South Yorkshire. It is called Operation Encompass, a partnership between South Yorkshire Police and Education, supported by each Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.
Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting on any domestic abuse incidents, where the police have attended and that might have an impact on a child in school.
A key safeguarding member of staff in school will be informed when a domestic abuse incident has been recorded within the previous 24 hours or over the weekend. This will enable school to monitor children possibly affected and, where required, support if necessary.
The designated member of the school staff will use the information that has been shared, in confidence. They will also ensure that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children who have been involved in, affected by, or witnessed a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible for our children and young people and we believe Operation Encompass will enhance the safeguarding within school. This will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Our Key Adult is Mrs R Stringer.