A letter will be coming home today regarding a new initiative: Operation Encompass.
Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Greater Manchester Police.
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.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, 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 been experienced a domestic abuse incident.
At Broadstone Hall School our key adults are: Simon Langley- Headteacher, Jane Rogers- Deputy Headteacher and Louise Whitlow- Family Liaison Worker.
We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe Operation Encompass is going to be beneficial and supportive for all children concerned.
Documentation of our Encompass Commitment, our Safeguarding Statement & Operation Encompass Key Principles are on the school website under the PARENTS section for your viewing.