There are estimates that between 830,000 and over a million children in the United Kingdom live in homes where Domestic Abuse takes place. Children who live in homes where there is domestic abuse, or who experience domestic abuse in their own teenage relationships, can be negatively impacted by this experience throughout their lives.
Operation Encompass is a police and school early intervention safeguarding information sharing partnership which supports children experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
This is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and all police forces.
Operation Encompass means that our school will be told when police have attended an incident of domestic abuse where a child or young person who attends our school lives, whether they are present or not. Information is shared with the Designated Safeguarding Leads as the trained key adults in school for Operation Encompass.
This information means that we can understand a child's behaviour and emotional state and support that child how they may need or want.
At Shottery St Andrew's, children's welfare is at the heart of what we do and we look to offer the very best support possible to all our pupils. We believe that being part of Operation Encompass helps us to do this.
For further information here is a link to the Operation Encompass website: