What is Operation ENCOMPASS?

Operation Encompass is a unique Police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

There are currently no procedures for reporting Domestic Abuse incidents to schools which means that our children are left without the support and nurture that they need when they need it most.

Operation Encompass has been created to address this so that by 9.00am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed that the child or young person has been involved, heard or witnessed a domestic incident.

How will Operation Encompass Work?

At Royal Cross School our Key Adult is Sofia Parveen (Headteacher)

This information will be shared in confidence on school days during school term and, when incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or over a holiday period, the police will contact the Council the following Monday.

All parents will be sent a letter from their child's school informing them about Operation ENCOMPASS.

If you have any questions or wish to know more about our involvement in Operation Encompass, please do not hesitate to contact school.

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Domestic abuse of d/Deaf women

SignHealth's domestic abuse service, DeafHope, is the UK’s only sign-language based service to help Deaf women, men and children who experience domestic abuse.

People who are Deaf are more at risk of domestic abuse than people who are hearing.
Further information can be found here:

Domestic abuse information in BSL

The charity have also produced videos about domestic abuse in British Sign Language. The videos can be found here:

For more information on Operation ENCOMPASS please click here:

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‘Communication is Key’