Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass launched in Devonport, Plymouth in February 2011 to address an identified shortcoming in the early sharing of information with schools to enable the provision of timely care and support for the innocent and often silent victims of Domestic Abuse – the children.

A collaboration between the police and schools to provide support for affected children through a Key Adult prior to the start of the school day.

The concept was simple: If a domestic incident occurred on the previous evening and a child was present in the house, the police would contact the nominated key adult at the school the child attends prior to the start of the school day. Appropriate support would then be available for that child which could be overt or silent support.

Safeguarding Parents Leaflet

Safeguarding Policy