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What is Operation Encompass?
New Park Primary Academy is participating in Operation Encompass.
Further information can be found at: www.operationencompass.org
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 the appropriate schools are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe, supported and listened to.
How does it work?
Operation Encompass is the reporting of police attended domestic abuse incidents to schools, where there are children in the home.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (DSL) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have experienced a domestic abuse incident. All Key Adults within each school will receive additional training so that they can fulfil their role.
The two Key Adults in our school are Mrs Bune and Miss Horton.