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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Operation Encompass (Domestic Abuse)

Ivybridge Community College, in partnership with Devon and Cornwall Police, are part of Operation Encompass, an early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse.

Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our College, prior to the start of the next school day, when they have been called to a domestic incident.

We are not informed of the detail of the incident, only that it has occurred.  This enables us to monitor and support the students(s) concerned.

If we have additional concerns we will discuss the need for further safeguarding actions with Social Care.  This information will only be shared with other staff on a restricted need to know basis.

Where a multi-agency risk assessment meeting occurs, the College may be asked for information and appropriate College related information may be shared with the College after the meeting.

Key adults at the College have completed Operation Encompass training to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to ensure that the College is able to make provision to support the young person, or their families, who have been exposed to a domestic abuse incident.  This includes not doing anything that would put the young person and their family at risk.

The College is committed to offering the best support possible to all of our students and their families and believe the Operation Encompass partnership is beneficial for all involved.

The key adults at the College are

  • Amy Pearce Disignated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
  • Matt Anniss Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
  • Sharon Hughes (DDSL)
  • Nikki Halloren (DDSL)
  • Claire Warne (Associate Leader for Personal Development and Welfare)