Operation Encompass

Archibald First School is an Operation Encompass school.

What is Operation Encompass?

The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in a domestic abuse incident. Following an incident at home, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset and unprepared for the day. 

Newcastle City Council, Northumbria Police and nominated Key Adults in schools across Newcastle work together to make sure that school staff are made aware of an incident early enough to support pupils in school.  

Operation Encompass in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council, Northumbria Police and all schools in the city take part in the scheme, to help provide additional support which will benefit children and young people in Newcastle and improve multi-agency sharing of information. 

How it works 

All schools in Newcastle nominate two members of staff who are known as Key Adults. All Key Adults attend specific training on the role, to support their school’s participation in Operation Encompass. 

Each morning a police officer reviews all domestic abuse incidents which might impact on a child attending school that day. Where children were present, witnessed or involved in a domestic abuse incident and aged between 4 and 16 years old, the officer will send this information to Children’s Social Care at Newcastle City Council.

Staff from Children’s Social Care will send this information in a secure format to the identified Key Adult at the child’s school. The Key Adult check their emails every day to be in an informed position to provide support in a way that is right for the child. 

This information is shared on school days during school term and, when incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or over a holiday period, the police contacts Children’s Social Care the following Monday. 

Find Out More 

Home : Operation Encompass: https://www.operationencompass.org/