Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new operation that will run jointly with Bedfordshire Police and Luton Children’s Social Care.
Operation Encompass is the national scheme of which RELAY is in response to and has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur in which a child was present, ordinarily resides at the incident location or with an involved party. We know that children can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse and this operation will allow us to better support our pupils and their families.
Two nominated members of staff, who are known as a Single Point of Contact (SPOC), will be identified to receive the information. At Denbigh Primary School our SPOC’s are Mr A Hodges, Headteacher and Mr P Dear, Designated Safeguarding Lead. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the right support is available should it be required by a child.
We are keen to offer the best support available 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 either of the Key Leads who we will be happy to discuss this further. Our contact details are as follows:
Mr A Hodges, Headteacher – Tel No. 01582 571597
Mr P Dear, Designated Safeguarding Lead – Tel No. 01582 571597
Denbigh Primary School