Operation Encompass (RELAY)
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 has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur in which a child was present and 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, known as the RELAY Single Points of Contact (SPOCs), will be identified to receive in the information. At Ferrars Juniors, our RELAY SPOCs are Alison McDade and Karen McCullagh. 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 Alison McDade, Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead, who will be happy to help.