The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and the Metropolitan Police Service. This project is known as Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is the notification to schools that a child (under 18) has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident. This will ordinarily be done by the start of the next school day.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a specially trained member of the school staff, known as a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), is informed. The DSL can then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to ensure the wellbeing of the child.
The school may be able to make provisions or adjustments to assist the child and their family.
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.
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What is Operation Encompass?
An initiative that started in Devon and Cornwall in 2011 whereby police shared information with local schools informing them of when a child was exposed to domestic violence in their household. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s conducted a review of Devon and Cornwall police and agreed that such a scheme should be adopted by every police service as best practice. A local pilot was conducted in December 2018 and is now being rolled out in phases to all schools across the borough.
Domestic violence locally.
Between 2015 to 2018 15091 Hillingdon residents experienced domestic abuse.
7850 victims experienced crimes including homicide, various levels of physical and sexual assaults, harassment, threats, intimidation and damage to their property. Children were present at approximately 4500 of these incidents.
What is the aim of Operation Encompass?
To offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.
Enables key adults within the school to offer discrete support depending on the child’s needs.
Ensures a secure and sympathetic environment is provided to help reduce the broader effects of domestic abuse.
How does Operation Encompass work?
If police attend a domestic incident at the child’s home address and the child was present, the relevant school will be sent a notification via a secure cloud based application called 'Box'.
The notification can be accessed by a Designated safeguarding Lead and then confidentially shared with the relevant teaching staff on a need to know basis.
The aim is to share this information by the start of the school day. Information will also be shared on weekends and throughout school holidays.
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As Headteacher I would like to welcome you all to our school. Ruislip Gardens Primary School is a very special place. Visitors comment positively about the school, from the children’s behaviour and their enthusiasm to the staffs ongoing commitment and dedication. We understand the power of education and take very seriously our duty to give your children the best start in life. I am personally very proud to be a member of this community.
The school recognises the value and uniqueness of each individual child and adult at Ruislip Gardens. We celebrate the talents and gifts of each child and enable them to develop to their full potential spiritually, morally, academically, socially and physically.
Our shared vision “Growing and Achieving Together” underpins all we believe in. Our core values
- Providing a safe and nurturing environment
- Establishing lifelong values
- Developing confident and independent learners
- Inspiring excellence
- Enabling everyone to succeed
show how Ruislip Gardens is dedicated to ensuring we help all our children become successful and happy young people. Their learning and personal development are our driving force.
With support and advice from all our stakeholders we were able to develop Ruislip Gardens 4 Life-long Values:
Each value has a definition, which you can read in the vision and values
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I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit our school if you have
not already, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome. Finally I would
like to thank you for your continued support and for trusting us with the
privilege of educating your precious children.