Operation Encompass Safeguarding Statement
Our Pre-school is part of Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is a national police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Violence and Abuse and which is in place in every police force in England and Wales.
Children were recognised as victims of domestic abuse in their own right in the 2021 Domestic Abuse Act.
Operation Encompass means that the police will share information with our Pre-school about all police attended Domestic Abuse incidents which involve any of our children PRIOR to the start of the next school day.
Once a Key Adult (DSL) and their deputy/ies (DDSLs) have attended either an Operation Encompass briefing or completed the online Operation Encompass Key Adult training they will cascade the principles of Operation Encompass to all other Preschool staff. All Pre-school staff can undertake the online
Our DSL undertook training on 20/01/2022
Our DDSLs undertook training on (23/01/2022)
Our parents are fully aware that we are an Operation Encompass Pre-school, and we ensure that when a new child joins our Pre-school the parents/carers are informed about Operation Encompass.
The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information.
As a setting we have discussed how we can support our children who are experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse on a day-to-day basis and particularly following the Operation Encompass notification. We hav
e used the Operation Encompass
Handbooks to inform our thinking.
We are aware that we must do nothing that puts the child/ren or the non-abusing adult at risk.
The Safeguarding Designated Lead will report on Operation Encompass in the termly report. All information is anonymised for these reports.
We have used the Operation Encompass Key Adult Responsibilities checklist to ensure that all appropriate actions have been taken by the Preschool.
When the DSL or DDSLs leave the sc
hool and other staff are appointed, they will ensure that all Operation Encompass log in details is shared with the new Key Adults and that the new member of staff will undertake the Operation Encompass online training.