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Domestic Abuse

The Bourne Academy is an Operation Encompass School, this means we work in partnership with Dorset Police to provide support to children experiencing domestic abuse. We receive information from the police to alert the Designated Safeguard Leads (DSL) when there has been an incident of domestic abuse in a household where a student lives. This information allows us to monitor and support the student.  If we have additional concerns we will discuss the need for further safeguarding actions with Children's Social Care.  This information would only be shared with other staff on restricted need to know basis, i.e. those who are immediately responsible for the student's welfare, such as the Head of House.

Where a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) occurs, the Academy may be asked for information and appropriate Academy related information may be shared with the Academy after the meeting.

Sometimes, we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a student's welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with their parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

Further support/information and information can be found on the BCP website please click here.