The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Essex Police.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff - the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been experienced a domestic abuse incident.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead for St. Helen’s is Mrs Mouchel and Mrs Curtis and Mrs Faulkner are the Deputy Safeguarding Leads.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
With kind regards,