Norwich Primary Academy will be taking part in Operation Encompass, a
jointly run operation between Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Police, and
our school. Encompass has been set up to help schools provide support to
children who have been present at incidents of domestic violence. We
know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed
when they are involved in, present at, or witness to domestic violence.
The school will receive a confidential phone call from the Multi-Agency
Safeguarding Hub before 9am on the morning after any domestic incident
where a child at their school has been involved in, present at, or witness to
The school has designated Damian Weare, Vanessa Branch, Angela Neal,
Hannah Stoten and Anne Gooding as Key Adults. They have received
training from Norfolk County Council to allow them to use the information
that has been shared, in confidence, to make sure that the right support is
available for children and their families who have been involved in or
witnessed a domestic violence incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible 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 one of the
above Key Adults and we will be happy to discuss this further. Further
information about the project is available from the school office on request.