St Mary's C of E School Truro

St Mary's C of E School

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young. Be an example to all believers, in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith and your purity."1 Timothy 4:12

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 (usually the Head Teacher or Designated Safeguarding Lead) to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.
What are the benefits? 
  • Earlier and more effective intervention to reduce the impact of the trauma on the child 
  • Improved information sharing and multi-agency responses to the child and family with quicker and better informed assessments of risk 
  • Reduced stigma and secrecy that may lead eventually to a more open discussion of domestic violence. 
  • Enables children to feel secure in talking about domestic violence to a trusted adult in school.