Supporting children through key adults
Harleston CE Primary Academy takes safeguarding very seriously and are keen to do everything we can to support our pupils. We are part of a jointly run operation between Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Police and our school, called Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass has been set up to help schools to provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic violence. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed when they are involved in, present or witness to domestic violence.
The school will receive a confidential phone call from the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub before 9am on the morning after any domestic incident where a child at their school has been involved in, present or witness to domestic violence.
The school have designated Mr Carlyle, Mr Mullen, Mrs Price, Mr Stagg and Mrs Barber as Key Adults. They have received training from Norfolk County Council to allow them to use the information that has been shared, in confidence to make sure that the right support is available for children and their families, who have been involved in or witnessed a domestic violence incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils and we believe this is extremely beneficial for all those involved.