What is Operation Encompass?
- Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, when a child or young person has been involved in or exposed to domestic abuse.
- Operation Encompass is a national multi-agency initiative for the safeguarding of children experiencing or exposed to domestic abuse and a preventative measure to try and influence how the effects of the experience may impact on these children as future adults.
- The purpose of the information sharing is to ensure schools have more information to support safeguarding of children. By knowing that the child has had this experience, the school is in a better position to understand and be supportive of the child’s needs and possible behaviours.
- Operation Encompass will complement existing safeguarding procedures.