Oughtrington Primary School is part of a project run between Warrington schools and Cheshire Police. The project is called Operation Encompass. It is designed to provide early reporting of any domestic violence incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school.
If an Operation Encompass call is received by the Designated Safeguarding Lead, they will ensure that support is put in place for each child who has been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident. Most of the time this support is silent; keeping a careful eye on the child to make sure they have a calm school day. The confidential information is ordinarily not shared with all staff, just information on how to help, if needed.
The sharing of information from the Police allows the school to be ready to help your child straight away and it means that parents are aware that the Designated Safeguarding Lead knows that something has happened. Parents can come and talk to any member of the Safeguarding Team who can point you towards other people and services that can help.
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