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Operation Encompass

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 headteacher It was launched in Norfolk in 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 adults within a school when a pupil may have been affected by domestic abuse. In response to this notification, schools are able to ensure the appropriate support is available for that child. There are currently 96% of Schools signed up to take part in Operation Encompass in Norfolk and Encompass has now been established and currently operates in some form in 33 forces in England and Wales.

Schools who want to sign up, get more information or need to update changes should contact operationencompass@norfolk.gov.uk

Operation Encompass Audit September 2019

CADS education representative

Lisa Smith is our new CADS Education Representative and is currently undergoing her induction to the role. If you have any questions about Operation Encompass email operationencompass@norfolk.gov.uk and someone will respond to you as quickly as possible.

Domestic abuse change coordinators

Domestic Abuse Champions are a network of specially trained colleagues and peers throughout Norfolk who provide help and support to anybody experiencing domestic abuse (DA). Victims of DA go to as many as 10 different agencies before they get the help, advice and support they need and many front-line staff struggle to know how to respond. Our network of Champions will bring lasting and positive change making Norfolk a place where people affected by domestic abuse can be supported from first contact to reduce risk and prevent harm.

Free training is available to anyone working in education to enable them to become a Champion so that they too can support people experiencing DA, not only the public but also colleagues, peers and indeed anyone they come in to contact with. Check the latest training dates.

The network also publishes a regular newsletter which provides helpful information for anyone. Please email da.change@norfolk.gov.uk to subscribe. Read past editions online.