St Anne’s is an OPERATION ENCOMPASS school. This is a relatively new project that allows schools and Greater Manchester Police to work is effective partnership. It aims to support children who are affected by domestic violence by ensuring that their school is informed within the following 24 hours. This allows the school to support the children immediately if needed. If you have any other questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact the school and ask for a member of our safeguarding team.
What is Operation Encompass?
Operation Encompass is a scheme that will ensure that we can better support any child where a domestic incident has been reported to Police from their home.
Following a domestic incident, the Police will telephone a nominated member of staff at the school to notify us that an incident has taken place. This will ensure that we are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe, supported and listen to.
Each school has a member of staff called the designated Safeguarding lead who is trained to recognise when a child needs support. St Annes has two; Miss Rees and Mr Ostmeier.
The initiative is being rolled out across all Greater Manchester schools area by area. It is a multi-agency project that includes the Police, local schools and the Council. It has been successfully implemented in other parts of the country and has helped schools and parents to help children deal with the impact that domestic abuse in the home can have on them.
You can find out more about Operation Encompass here: http://www.operationencompass.org/
We are committed to working in partnership with local relevant organisations to safeguard and protect children in Stockport and to provide the best possible care and support for our students.