In every force. In every school. For every child
Ducklings is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and the police forces.
Operational Encompass is the reporting to schools, before the start of the next school day when a child has experienced domestic abuse.
As a school we have ensured that a member of our staff (designated safeguarding lead) known as a key adult, has been trained in the Operation Encompass procedures allowing us to then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support the child/ren in our care.
The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 identifies children who experience domestic abuse as victims of domestic abuse in their own right.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.