Our School has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools, Barnsley Metropolitan District Council and South Yorkshire Police. This project is known as Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is the notification to schools that a child (under 18) may have been affected by a domestic incident. This will be done by the start of the next school day.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a specifically trained member of the school staff, known as a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), is informed. The DSL can then use the information, in confidence, to ensure the wellbeing of the child. The school may be able to make provisions or adjustments to assist the young person.
Our school is keen to offer the best support possible to all of our young people and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
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