Operation Encompass is a police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership that supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. It aims to ensure schools are notified in a timely manner of any domestic abuse incident where children are present or registered at the address. This early notification should mean that, in the majority of cases, schools are alerted in readiness for the children arriving at school the first working day following an incident.
Oasis Academy Foundry is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse. As a school we have ensured that a member of our staff, (Designated Safeguarding Lead) known as a Key Adult, has been trained in the Operation Encompass procedures allowing us to then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support the child or children in our care.
The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 identifies children who experience domestic abuse as victims of domestic abuse in their own right. 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.
You can find a wealth of resources, support and guidance organisations on our Parents and Carers page or our Age 5-11 page, but here is a reminder of who to call if you suspect a child is in immediate danger.
- Police: 999 in an emergency or 101 in a non emergency
- NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
- Birmingham Children's Services 0121 303 1888
If you have concerns but don't suspect a child is in immediate danger, and it relates to a Oasis Academy Foundry pupil you may wish to contact Mrs Ravat Designated Safeguarding Lead on: 0121 250 8850/