Operation Encompass

OPERATION ENCOMPASS

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before 9am on a school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

‘Witnessing domestic abuse is as harmful to a child as being directly on the receiving end of the less serious variety of physical violence since there is no emotional refuge for a child who has one care giver a threat and the other frightened’ (Building Great Britons page 8 2015).

Professionals realise that being exposed to domestic abuse is classed as an adverse childhood experience and that the more adverse childhood experiences a child has the greater the negative impact upon their mental and physical health and well-being now and in the future.

Contact:
David Carney-Haworth : david.carneyhaworth@yahoo.co.uk
07814276063

Elisabeth Carney-Haworth: head@torpoint-inf.cornwall.sch.uk
01752 812245/812000