All Leicester Schools are part of a safeguarding initiative, which aims to improve outcomes for children and families affected by domestic violence and abuse.
The initiative, ‘Operation Encompass’, is run in partnership with Leicester City Council and Leicestershire Police and has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that might have an impact on a child at their school.
Operation Encompass ensures there is a simple phone call or email notification, to a trained member of school staff, before a child arrives in school. The call or notification is triggered by police recently attending the child’s home or being involved in a domestic abuse incident, that the child has experienced.
We will use the information to ensure the school is able to provide appropriate support to our pupils. The information will remain CONFIDENTIAL and will only be shared on a strictly need-to-know basis, for example with the class teacher.
This has been introduced because domestic abuse in a household can have a big impact on children, even if they do not see what is happening.
If you would like to speak to someone in confidence about domestic abuse, call the Leicester, Leicestershire& Rutland Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 802 0028 or visit https://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-community/emergencies-safety-and-crime/domestic-and-sexual-abuse/
We look to offer the best support possible for our pupils and believe that this scheme is beneficial and supportive for all those involved.