Operation Encompass

St. Oswald’s CE Primary School is an Operation Encompass school. This is to enable our staff in our school to support children who are experiencing domestic abuse.

What is Operation Encompass?

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.

Why are we part of Operation Encompass?

Our aim is to ensure all our children who experience domestic abuse receive timely support in school.

Operation Encompass aims, by directly connecting police and schools, to secure better outcomes for children , to enable us to better understand the impact living with domestic abuse has upon children, to help us to better understand a child’s lived experience and to therefore be able to support and nurture each child , making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.

How does Operation Encompass work?

Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead /Officer (known as key Adult) prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved. 

Information is shared with a school’s Key Adult (Designated Safeguarding Lead or Officer) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident. This sharing of information enables appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

Our key adults are:

Mrs Jemma Dunne (Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Mr James Barker Deputy Head Teacher (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Where can I find out more information?

Further information can be found at:

Operation Encompass Information Page

North Yorkshire Police

IDAS (Northern based charity for domestic and sexual abuse)