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.
David Carney-Haworth : email@example.com
Elisabeth Carney-Haworth: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working in Partnership with The Learning Institute
Mrs Sarah Coryton High Sheriff for Cornwall is supporting Operation Encompass
Operation Encompass has two amazing patrons who are highly dedicated to the cause. Dame Esther Rantzen agreed to become a patron in mid 2016. Dame Vera Baird QC PCC for Northumbria has recently been appointed by Elisabeth and David Carney-Haworth in January 2017.