Operation Encompass is a unique police and education, early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who may have been exposed to domestic abuse. Developed in Devonport, Plymouth in February 2011 by a police sergeant and his wife, a head teacher.
It was launched in Norfolk 2016 following a recommendation from a Serious Case Review (Case Q 2016; NSCB Serious Case Reviews). It is a system which provides an early notification to Key Adult Designated Safeguarding Leads within a school when a pupil may have been affected by domestic abuse. In response to this notification, schools and colleges can ensure the appropriate support is available for that child.
There are currently 99% of schools and colleges signed up to take part in Operation Encompass in Norfolk and nationally, the scheme is now active in all 43 police forces across England and Wales.
In Norfolk, Operation Encompass incorporates notifications for children who have been reported missing from home or care. This enables the child’s education setting to provide that early intervention to support the child or to help multi-agency partners to locate missing children.
For more information visit: https://www.operationencompass.org/
Norfolk Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (NIDAS) is a domestic abuse support service for those assessed to be at high or medium risk of harm. They offer dedicated support for children and young people, recovery programmes, coordinated multi-agency support, court support, a Domestic Abuse Champion Network, and training for professionals across Norfolk.
NIDAS' webpages contain a wide range of information for victims and professionals working with victims of domestic abuse, including children.
The domestic abuse service there for you every step of the way. No matter where you are in Norfolk, they are there to help you. Their aim is to listen to you, to guide and be by your side. You only have to tell them your story once. Their service will support you, your needs, your journey – your freedom.
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