Operation Encompass and domestic abuse

“Our school is part of a project, which is run between Merseyside schools and Merseyside Police. The project
called Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic violence incidents
that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. This is done through a notification
to school following an incident.

The project ensures that at least one member of the school staff, known as the Key Adult, is trained to liaise
with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence.
In this way, we aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident.

The Key Adult at Our Lady Immaculate Primary School is Mrs D Finnigan.

If  she receives an Encompass notification she will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help – if the child needs this.

A lot of the time this support is silent; keeping a careful eye on him or her and make sure the child has a calm school day. The confidential information is ordinarily not shared with all staff, just an agreement on how to help, if needed.

All schools have a duty to share any information with other organisations if they feel a child is at risk of being
hurt. The Key Adult may contact other organisations. This is described in our child protection policy.

The sharing of information from the Police allows the school to be ready to help your child straight away, and
it means that parents are aware that the Key Adult knows that something has happened. Parents can come
and talk to our Key Adult at any time. The Key Adult can point you towards other people that can help. Our
aim is to support children and their families.”

Click here for Liverpool domestic abuse support services  

Bright Sky is a safe, easy to use app and website that provides practical support and information on how to respond to domestic abuse. It is for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, or who is worried about someone else

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