What is Operation Encompass?
Past serious case reviews, have identified a failure in agencies sharing information with schools relating to domestic abuse. Operation Encompass is a partnership between school and the police created to correct these failings.
Threshfield Primary School works with Operation Encompass to ensure the safety of our children.
Further information can be found at: http://www.operationencompass.org/
The purpose of this partnership is to safeguard and support children and young people when a domestic incident has been reported from their home. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed and upset. Operation Encompass will ensure that the appropriate schools are made aware early enough to support children, young people and their family in a way that means they feel safe, supported and listened to.
How does it work?
Schools and colleges will have two key adults. In our school this is Ms Harper and Miss Alexander.
Each morning a locally-based Police Officer from the Integrated Referral Unit (IRU) will review all violent or abusive incidents that indicate domestic abuse. If there is an incident or suspected incident in a home, which houses children between the ages of 4 and 18, the Integrated Referral Unit will ensure that their school is notified before the school opens.
School staff will then be in an informed position to support the children and their families.