Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run in partnership with Manchester Safeguarding Board and Greater Manchester Police.
The project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to school if 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 Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday.
A nominated member of school, known as a Key Adult, will be trained to liaise with the police. At North Cheshire Jewish Primary School, the key adults will be Michael Woolf and Amanda Becker. They will be able to use information that was shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families. Information will be shared when 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 with this letter but if you would like more information about this new initiative, details can be viewed online at https://www.operationencompass.org/ or please contact one of the Key Adults.
Thank you for your continued support.
Chair of Governors