Shire Oak Academy takes part in a jointly run operation between Walsall Council and West Midlands Police called Operation Encompass. Encompass has been set-up to help schools to provide support to children who have been present at incidents of domestic violence. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed when they are involved in, present or witness to domestic violence.
As an ongoing partner, the Academy receives confidential communication from the Operation Encompass Administrator the morning after any domestic incident where one of our students may have been involved in, present or witness to domestic violence.
The Academy has designated Mrs Dukes as our Key Adult. She has received training from Walsall Borough Council to allow her to use the information that has been shared in confidence to make sure that the right support is available for children and their families who have been involved in or witnessed a domestic violence incident.