Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a Police Initiative that is supported by Bury Safeguarding Board.
The project, Operation Encompass, has been designed 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 Elton Primary School our Key Adult is Miss Rachel Pars. 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 or usually resides at the property where the domestic abuse incident occurred.
We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe that Bury Encompass is going to be beneficial and supportive for all concerned children and families.