Operation Encompass

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 Tithe Barn Primary school our Key Adults are Katherine Muncaster and Alistair Blackburn. 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

Trudy McLindon                        Katherine Muncaster                                  

Chair of Governors                      Headteacher