The project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school but which might have an impact on a child attending school the following day. This information will be shared on school days during the school term. When incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday.
Nominated members of school staff, known as a Key Adults, will be trained to liaise with the police. At Moorfield our Key Adults are Mr Gareth Swire (Inclusion Lead and Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mr Paul Anderson (Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) and Miss Georgina Pugh (Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).
They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.
We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe that Operation Encompass is going to be beneficial and supportive for all concerned children and families
If you would like more information about this new initiative, details can be viewed online at www.operationencompass.org or you can contact our Key Adults at school.
Thank you for your continued support.
Liz Knott Paul Anderson
Chair of Governors Headteacher