St. Michael’s participates in a police led initiative called Operation Encompass. This is a partnership between schools and the police that helps schools to better support any child where a domestic incident has been reported to police from their home.
Following a domestic incident, the police will make contact with the child’s school via a secure email (usually the next day) and will communicate relevant information to a nominated, fully-trained member of our safeguarding team. This will ensure that as a school, we are made aware early enough, to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe, supported and listened to. It will also provide an opportunity for school to offer support to the whole family.
The initiative was launched force-wide at the beginning of 2015. It is active in all Merseyside schools. You can find out more about Operation Encompass via the following site: www.operationencompass.org
If you would like to speak to someone further about the initiative, or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Birch or Miss Nutall.
At St. Michael’s we are committed to working in partnership with local relevant organisations to keep children safe and to offer valuable support to our families.
Support and Information
The Hideout: If you are a child or young person witnessing domestic violence you can visit the website. www.thehideout.org.uk
In an emergency ring 999
NSPCC & Childline 0800 1111 (24 hours a day)
Liverpool Domestic Abuse Service 0151 263 7474
Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Helpline 0808 2000 247