Onwards from 6th November 2017 school is implementing a new project that will run jointly between schools and Greater Manchester Police. This project is called Operation Encompass. It aims to support children who are affected by domestic violence by ensuring that their school is informed. This allows the school to support the children. If you have any other questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
What is Operation Encompass?
Operation Encompass is a scheme that will ensure that we can better support any child where a domestic incident has been reported to Police from their home.
Following a domestic incident, the Police will telephone a nominated member of staff at the school to notify us that an incident has taken place. This will ensure that we are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe, supported and listen to.
Each school has a member of staff called the designated Safeguarding lead who is trained to recognise when a child needs support.
The initiative is being rolled out across all Tameside schools area by area. It is a multi-agency project that includes the Police, local schools and the Council. It has been successfully implemented in other parts of the country and has helped schools and parents to help children deal with the impact that domestic abuse in the home can have on them.
You can find out more about Operation Encompass here: http://www.operationencompass.org/
Operation Encompass will be operational from 6th November 2017. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to someone further about the initiative, or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are committed to working in partnership with local relevant organisations to safeguard and protect children in Tameside and to provide the best possible care and support for our pupils.