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Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run in
partnership with Manchester Safeguarding Board and Greater Manchester Police.
The project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to
schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school but which might
have an impact on a child attending school the following day. This information will be
shared on school days during the school term. When incidents occur on a Friday,
Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday.
Nominated members of school staff, known as a Key Adults, will be trained to liaise
with the police. At Torkington Primary school our Key Adults are Andy Buckler and
Caroline Astall. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in
confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families.
Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was
present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.
We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe that
Operation Encompass is going to be beneficial and supportive for all concerned
children and families
Some information about Encompass is included in this letter but if you would like more
information about this new initiative, details can be viewed online
at https://www.operationencompass.org/ or you can contact our Key Adults at school.
Thank you for your continued support
Chair of Governors Headteacher