Operation Encompass is a multi-agency approach to notify schools early that a child or young person has been present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.
Nominated key adults within schools across the Cleveland area receive information from Cleveland Police.
This gives them the opportunity to assess the needs of the child during the school day and, if appropriate, provide early support.
The Police and Crime Commissioner provided funding to set up Operation Encompass in 2014/15 . This was via funding awarded through the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Competed Fund.
From there, further support has been provided by the funding of two Domestic Abuse Officer posts (Decision Reference 39 – 2015 and 59 – 2015) employed by Safe in Tees Valle.
This enables the officers to review recorded domestic abuse incidents and identify incidents that meet the criteria for Operation Encompass. This funding comes to an end on 31 March 2016.
In order for the project to continue, it has been agreed to further fund these post for 12 months through Safe in Tees Valley from 1 April 2017.
The project is currently in the process of being evaluated by Teesside University in order to ensure any learning can be