St Columba C.of E.

Primary School

Changing Lives, Building Futures

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass


How it works

Operation Encompass aims to reduce the long-term impacts of domestic abuse by providing early intervention and support.

When the police attend incidents of domestic violence or abuse where children are directly or indirectly involved, they notify the designated safeguarding lead at the child’s school before the start of the next school day. The safeguarding lead then makes sure the child gets the immediate support that they need. 

Training is also completed by school staff - teaching them to identify and support children affected by domestic abuse.

The programme operates in all police forces in the UK. It is available for every school in every police force. Where police forces have the capacity, they include registered nurseries, pre-schools and childminders.