Our school is part of a project that is run between Salford Local Authority, schools and Greater Manchester Police. The prohect is called Operation Encompass and has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. This is communicated through a secure email to school following an incident.
The project ensures that at least one member of the school staff, known as the Key Adult, is available to liaise with children's services and the police and to use the information that has been shared in confidence.
In this way, we aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed a domestic abuse incident.
The Key Adults at Salford City Academy are Mr Leader and Mrs Higgs.
If they receive an Encompass notification, they will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help - if the child needs this. Most of the time, this support is silen; keeping a careful eye on him or her and making sure the child has a calm school day. The confidential information is ordinarily not shared with all staff, just an agreementon how to help, if needed.
All schools have a duty to share any information with other organisations if they feel a child is at risk of being hurt. The Key Adult(s) may contact other organisations.