This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's School Effectiveness Service Lead, Johnny Kyriacou and Slough Children's Services Trust Communications Officer, Andrew Scott, for the attention of all schools.
Thames Valley Police is committed to working with our partners to reduce domestic abuse harm and have developed a process called Operation Encompass in order to notify schools that a pupil has witnessed Domestic Abuse and may need additional welfare support at school.
Each Local Authority must have a primary and secondary Fair Access Protocol, agreed with the majority of schools in the area. The purpose of the protocols is to ensure the most vulnerable children are placed in school as quickly as possible. Schools and the Local Authority agree which groups of children are considered under the protocol and how they will be placed in schools. The normal admissions arrangements do not apply for these children. The primary and secondary Fair Access Protocols are attached and these are reviewed regularly to ensure they remain effective.
As part of being a corporate parent for our children looked after, (CLA) the Virtual School service within the Slough Children’s Services Trust support Slough’s CLA to achieve their potential, wherever they go to school.