Cavendish Primary School is now part of a project run by Humberside Police called Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information-sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.
The project aims to support children who are affected by Domestic Abuse. As a result, following any domestic abuse incident specialist police officers will contact the school and communicate relevant and necessary information to nominated and trained school staff. This will ensure that the school is made aware before the start of the next school day and can subsequently provide support in a way that means the child feels safe.
Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child's day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
Information is shared by the police with a school's trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.
Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.
Here is some documentation from the operation encompass team which provides further information on the project:
- Advice for Implementation Booklet
- Background Info Booklet
- Key Adult Responsibilities
- There is also more information on their website