Phase three of Ealing's Operation Encompass
28 Jan 2020
There are now 27 Ealing schools who are part of Operation Encompass - a police and education early information sharing partnership. Being part of this programme enables participating schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.
Information is shared by the police with the school's trained Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic incident. This then enables the school to prepare and provide appropriate support to the child or young person, dependent upon their needs and wishes.
A significant number of schools receive between 3-7 notifications each half term of domestic abuse cases that had occurred in homes where their pupils live, or were present.
Register your interest
We are now in a position to be able to implement this notification system in more schools and would like to invite you to be part of the phase three roll out.
By taking part you will get to know the children and young people who have experienced a domestic abuse incident in their home and be better informed and able to act accordingly.
Attend a briefing
The initial level of commitment is for your DSL to attend a briefing:
Date: Wednesday, 12 February
Please register your interest by emailing Karen Gibson (details below) with your DSL's contact details by Friday, 7 February.
If you registered to be part of phase two but did not make the briefing please confirm your attendance for phase three via email to Karen by the same deadline.
At the briefing your DSL will receive a useful guide and template documents to help set up the notification service safely and securely. They will be buddied with a pilot school and DSLs from these schools will be a source of support once the briefing is complete.
There are a limited number of places available and schools will be recruited on a first come, first served basis.