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Charity no. 1169147

Received an Operation Encompass call about a child in your school?

For FREE advice from an Education Psychologist about how best to support them, call the OE Teachers' National Helpline on 0204 513 9990 or Find out more here

Monday to Friday, 8-11.00am

What we do

What we do

Operation Encompass ensures there is a simple phone call or notification, to a trained member of school staff, before a child arrives in school. The call or notification is triggered by police recently attending the child’s home or being involved in a domestic abuse incident, that the child has experienced.


Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school's trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child's day better and giving them a better tomorrow.

Operation Encompass directly connects the police with schools to secure better outcomes for children who are subject or witness to police-attended incidents of domestic abuse. Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the short-, medium- and long-term effects of domestic abuse.


It is our aim to ensure that Operation Encompass is in every Force, in every school, for every child. 

The Operation Encompass website is designed to:

  • Provide training for Key Adults and a register of Key Adults.
  • Provide a register of Police Forces taking part in Operation Encompass.
  • Provide resources so that a school can participate successfully in Operation Encompass.
  • Allow schools and police forces to actively share good practice.

Click here to see how Operation Encompass is working to break the cycle of domestic abuse

To update Key Adult details in Devon and Cornwall please email us.

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