Carden, along with all other schools in Brighton & Hove, is now part of Operation Encompass. This is a joint project with Sussex Police. The project provides early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents involving children (incidents in which a child was present, ordinarily resides at the incident location or with an involved party).
We know that children and young people can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse and this operation will allow our school to better support our pupils/students and their families. A nominated member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, has been trained to liaise with the police. Our Key Adult is Lisa Perrins – SENCO /Assistant Head & Designated Safeguarding Officer and the Deputy Key Adults are Paul Harrington and Kamilya Stedman Assistant Heads. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the right support is available should it be required by a child or their family if an incident has occurred. We are keen to offer the best support available to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Additional information about Operation Encompass is available at www.operationencompass.org
Information about a wide range of local services for families is available at www.familyinfobrighton.org.uk
If you have any concerns or questions then please contact our Safeguarding Officer Lisa Perrins she will be happy to discuss this further.