At Great Ellingham Primary School we are taking part in a joint operation with Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Police called Operation Encompass. It has been set up to help schools provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic abuse and violence. We know that children can be harmed significantly, either physically or emotionally, when they are involved in, present at or witness to domestic violence.
In the event of an incident, the school will receive a confidential phone call from Norfolk Children’s Advice and Duty Service before 9am, or as soon as possible thereafter, on the morning after any domestic incident that Norfolk Police have recorded, where a child at our school has been involved in, present at or witness to domestic violence.
The school has designated Julie Dekker, Callum Richards and Leona Caie as Key Adults, who have received training from Norfolk County Council to allow them to use the information that has been shared to make sure 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 going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
If you have any concerns or questions, then please contact one of the above Key Adults and we will be happy to discuss this further.
You can also visit the Operation Encompass website to find out more about this initiative.