What is Operation Encompass?
Its purpose is to safeguard and support children and young people where a domestic incident has been reported from their home. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset and unprepared. Operation Encompass will ensure that appropriate school staff is made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe supported and listened to.
Our Key Adults are Mrs Cooper & Miss Leyland
Police officers will attend a domestic incident, manage the immediate risks and complete the (DASH) risk assessment at the scene of the incident. The school will be told the time/ date/location of the incident and details of those involved in the incident, their relationship to the child and the child`s involvement in the incident. An overview of what happened during the incident and the outcome. This information will be disseminated via e mail to the respective school by the officer attending the incident prior to retiring from duty. Incidents occurring on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday will be reported to the school during these times and will be available on the next working morning for the Key Adult.
The staff in contact with those pupils will then be in an informed position to support them in a way that is right for that particular child or young person, either with silent or overt support.
The scheme will be implemented in all schools on 21st January 2019.