Operation Encompass

1st September 2023

Operation Encompass

Dear Parent/Carer,

The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Greater Manchester Police.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to 9am on the next school day, 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.

A nominated member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, will be trained to liaise with the police. At Brentnall, our Key Adult isMr. Thompson.  They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.

We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe that Operation Encompass is going to be beneficial and supportive for all concerned children and families

Some information about Encompass is included in this letter but if you would like more information about this new initiative, details can be viewed online at https://www.operationencompass.orgor you can contact our Key Adult via the School Office.

Thank you for your continued support.

                                                                                                  Mrs Clyne

Chair of Governors                                                                  Head of School