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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Operation Encompass



Chesswood Junior School has registered for and fully supportive of the Operation Encompass Process to help support children and families in response to domestic abuse and violence. This page provides an overview of the national scheme, the protocol used at Chesswood in response to an Operation Encompass report and further support, help and guidance available.

Operation Encompass directly connects the police with schools to ensure support for children living with domestic abuse in their homes when there has been a police attended incident of Domestic Abuse. Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the short-, medium- and long-term effects of domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass provides an efficient, confidential channel of communication between police forces and Key Adults within schools. This enables the immediate and discrete recognition of the child's situation by the Key Adult, ensuring a secure and sympathetic environment is provided and the broader effects of abuse are addressed.

Operation Encompass is a charitable organisation set up in 2011, which has since enabled effective interventions to many thousands of children who've experienced domestic abuse. The creators of Operation Encompass are working tirelessly to ensure that police and schools throughout the country are able to address victims of domestic abuse consistently and coherently.

Operation Encompass Charity

The image opposite provides access to the Operation Encompass charity website where further information may be found.

CJS Operation Encompass Protocol

The safeguarding team-work in partnership with police through the Operation Encompass process. The protocol below provides our broad procedures, however as all incidents, reports and family circumstances are different we use this to guide professional judgement and decision making, rather than follow rigidly. We do this in the interests of supporting individual children as a priority and determining above all else what is most likely to be in a child’s best interests.

Please click on the image opposite to read our protocol.




Sussex Police - Domestic Abuse support

Click on the image opposite for more support helplines available for families in response to domestic abuse and violence.

Operation Encompass Process - Guiding Principles

The principles in this document are set out by the Operation Encompass charity as a guide for the process. Click on the image opposite to open.


Operation Encompass - School Guide

Operation encompass have created a handbook for schools. The handbbook may be accessed by clicking the image opposite. It includes information relating to the breadth of domestic abuse, the impact and the affect of Covid 19. Importantly it also includes a recovery and resilience planning model.