Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which ensures that a child's school is informed, prior to the start of the next school day, if there has been an incident of domestic abuse or any incident to which the child has been exposed in which they are considered to be vulnerable to harm, and which might then have an impact on them in school the following day.
Each school is informed of all such incidents, not just those where an offence can be identified or those which are graded as high risk. The partnership recognises that all incidents of domestic abuse can be harmful to children and young people.
This information will be shared throughout the year, including holidays and weekends. Information will only be shared with the school by the police where it is identified that a child was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.
A nominated member of staff, known as a key adult, will liaise with the police. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school makes provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families. The key adults will keep this information confidential and will only share it on a need to know basis, for instance, to teaching staff for the child or young person. It will not be shared with other school students. If you would like some more information about it, you can view it online at the link below