The purpose of Lancashire Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse incident. Domestic abuse impacts on children a numbers of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene. Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.
Encompass has been created to address this situation. It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools. The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow ‘Key Adults’ the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment.
Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, by 9:10am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed that the child or young person has been involved in a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Further information on Encompass can be found on the following website:
The Encompass Leads at St Stephen's School are:
Helen Wright (Headteacher and Lead DSL)
Anna Livesey (Learning Mentor and Back up DSL)
Learning Mentor and Family Support
Miss Livesey and Mrs Rowley are the Learning Mentors at St-Stephen's. The Learning Mentor's role in school is to support children who are facing barriers to learning to ensure that they are happy at school and are able to achieve their full potential. The role of the Learning Mentor also involves providing families with practical help and emotional support.
If you wish to speak to Miss Livesey or Mrs Rowley you can contact them at school on 01772 556306 (extension 5) or alternatively you can send an email to the address below: