Operation Encompass is a national initiative that has been designed to link schools and police forces together to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of normal school hours and that might have had an impact on a child attending our school the following day. This information will be shared at the earliest opportunity between Monday to Thursday and, when an incident occurs on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, the police will contact us the following Monday.
A nominated member of school staff liaises with the police. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that Hardwick House School is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children or their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.
Operation Encompass was introduced in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall, in February 2011 and has proved very effective in providing appropriate support in a timely manner. This initiative has now been implemented across Leicestershire. If you would like some more information about Operation Encompass and the benefits of it, you can view this online at
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our children and we believe this initiative is going to be extremely beneficial and supportive for all those involved.
The nominated person for Operation Encompass is Sarah Unwin – Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead.