Operation Encompass

What is Operation Encompass?
 
Operation Encompass is a key partnership between Cleveland Police, Local Authorities and nominated safeguarding leads in educational facilities or children’s community health support.
  
The main purpose of the scheme is to ensure schools, colleges or nurseries are notified of domestic abuse incidents, when a child or young person they work with has been exposed to abuse, and who may then need additional support and understanding.
 
Operation Encompass was first implemented in 2015 in Hartlepool, and is now fully in place and well embedded across all boroughs in Cleveland. This includes state and independent nurseries, schools, academies, alternative education providers and children’s community health support services, such as school nurses and health visitors.
 
A review of the scheme in 2016 found that the response to the scheme was overwhelmingly positive, and that it is making a positive change to children and victims exposed to domestic abuse.