Since 2018 all Leicester Schools have become part of a new safeguarding initiative which aims to improve outcomes for children and families affected by domestic violence and abuse.
The initiative, ‘Operation Encompass’, is run in partnership with Leicester City Council and Leicestershire Police and has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that might have an impact on a child at their school.
During the school term, Sarah Naylor, Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead, will now be informed when any domestic abuse incident has been reported to the police and a pupil of Nether Hall School was in the household. Details about the incident will NOT be provided.
We will use the information to ensure the school is able to provide appropriate support to our pupils. The information will remain CONFIDENTIAL and will only be shared on a strictly need-to-know basis, for example with the class teacher.
We know domestic abuse in a household can have a big impact on families. If you would like to speak to someone in confidence about domestic abuse, call the Leicester, Leicestershire& Rutland Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 802 0028 or visit https://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-community/emergencies-safety-and-crime/domestic-and-sexual-abuse/
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further please speak to Sarah Naylor, Head Teacher on 0116 2417258.