Operation Encompass is a partnership between police and schools, a school can only join if the local police force has already joined Operation Encompass.
One of the principles of Operation Encompass is that all incidents of domestic abuse are shared with schools, not just those where an offence can be identified.
The Key Adult in school is the person who receives information about police attended Domestic Abuse incidents.
The Key Adult will be notified prior to the start of the next school day that the police have attended an incident of domestic abuse. This timely information sharing enables appropriate support to be provided for that child so that all interactions, from when the child first arrives at the school gates, are of a positive nature.
The Key Adult must be trained as a Designated or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Encompass mandates a secure record-keeping trail, which may be electronic or paper based. Within Operation Encompass all records are managed at Child Protection level with the highest level of security and confidentiality, and in full accordance with GDPR. These records are held by police and schools only. Operation Encompass does not hold the records and never has access to these records.
If you are concerned about a child, please either:
· Contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mrs Polley) or school’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (Mrs Smith, Mrs Crabbe, Mrs Jerram and Mrs Bacon) via the school office.
· Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on : 01793 466903
Contact the NSPCC. Call 0808 800 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ray Williams is the school governor responsible for child protection and safeguarding.
We have a duty of care to pupils. Concerns about the welfare or safety of pupils will usually be discussed with parents/carers. Our first priority is the child’s welfare and, therefore, there may be occasions when concerns about a child means that we have to consult other agencies before we contact the parent/carer.
When a safeguarding or child protection concern is reported to the safeguarding team a record of this concern is kept on file (CPOMS). These records are stored securely and confidentially with restricted access. Parents and carers are almost always informed of any concerns arising, unless to do so would increase the risk of harm to the child or there is information to suggest that a criminal offence has been committed. In this situation we will consult with MASH in the first instance to seek advice.
When a child transfers to a new school, this information transfers as well, confidentially and separate to academic information.
CHILDREN NOT COLLECTED FROM SCHOOL
If a pupil has not been collected from school and we have and we have not had a message, we will follow the procedure below.
If a pupil is absent at registration and no reason has been given for absence, we will follow this process:
We may also contact Education Welfare Services to discuss support for attendance
Please take a look at this short film put together by the UK Safer Internet Centre. A brilliant one and a half minutes highlighting why the Safer Internet Day is important, and how awareness of internet dangers is vital to the lives of children.
Share Aware overview
Share Aware, from NSPCC and O2, gives parents all the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their child about staying safe online. Under 20% of parents discuss online safety regularly with their children but we want to get every family talking about their child’s life online, just as they would their day at school.
Parents can sign up to the Icebreaker email series and become an expert in their child’s online world in 6 weeks, follow our four simple steps to keeping kids safe online, watch our film ‘Safety advice from a 10 year old’ or visit Net Aware – our guide to your child’s social networks apps and games.
The internet is a great place for kids to be, being Share Aware makes it safer.
If you’re unhappy, tell a trusted adult and turn off.