Normanton Junior Academy is an Operation Encompass School https://www.operationencompass.org/
Operation Encompass is an initiative which runs jointly between schools, Wakefield Council and West Yorkshire Police. It aims to support children who are living in households where there are incidents of domestic violence and abuse.
Witnessing or even hearing domestic abuse is distressing for a child or young person. They may witness the abuse, overhear it from another room, see a parent’s injuries or be subjected to their distress following an incident. They may even be physically hurt themselves trying to prevent the abuse.
The domestic violence and abuse school notification project is designed to provide confidential notification to schools on any incidents of domestic violence and abuse which occur within a child’s household that might have an impact on a child whilst they are in school. This ensures that member(s) of the school staff are trained to allow them to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, and ensure that the school is able to make provision and allowances for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in or witnessed a domestic violence or abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to our pupils and we believe this to be both useful and supportive for all those it may involve.
We believe Operation Encompass demonstrates our school’s commitment to the safety and welfare of pupils and their families.