As you will appreciate, at North Chadderton School, rigorous safeguarding procedures around every student are of the utmost importance.
As such, North Chadderton, along with all Oldham schools, has agreed to enter into a new initiative alongside Greater Manchester Police.
Operation Encompass is a partnership initiative which focuses upon dynamic information sharing between Greater Manchester Police, Oldham Council and Schools. The initiative has been developed following local and national learning about the effects and harm upon children who hear or see domestic violence within their home.
We all want to ensure children thrive within the school environment and are able to reach their full potential. This initiative will ensure that where there has been a domestic incident within the child’s home, this information is shared on a confidential basis with the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Hilary Cook, in order that the child’s welfare and overall wellbeing can be monitored and that there is an offer of support from the partnership for both the child, and other family members who witness or are involved in a domestic violence incident.
This type of initiative has already been successfully adopted in other areas of the country.