Hope High school now works in partnership with Encompass, The MASH team and Lancashire Constabulary to support Families who are victims of domestic violence or abuse.
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which ensures that a child's school is informed, prior to the start of the next school day, that there has been an incident of Domestic Abuse to which the child or young person has been exposed, and which might then have an impact on them in school the following day.
A nominated member of staff, known as a Key Adult, has been trained to liaise with the police. At Hope High School our Key Adults are; Helen Dunbavin, Colleen Baguley and Lucy O’Kane. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school makes provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families.
The Key Adults will keep this information confidential, and will only share it on a need to know basis, for instance, to teaching staff for the child or young person. It will not be shared with other school students.
This valuable initiate enables key staff in school to support the needs of vulnerable pupils immediately after an incident, providing high levels of care, nurture and professional support to the pupil and family.
“The fight to protect our children is one we must fight together”
Click here to visit the Encompass website for more information https://www.operationencompass.org/