Operation Encompass is a joint project between schools and the police. It will 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 an email or phone call to school as soon as possible following an incident. The information will be shared in confidence. We aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident.
The Key Adult at Wybunbury Delves is our DSL. If they receives an Encompass call or email then they will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help – if the child needs this. Most of the time this support is silent; keeping a careful eye on them 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 Safeguarding and 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. The Key Adult can point you towards other people that can help. Our aim is to support children and their families