As part of a range of work to tackle domestic violence and abuse Kirklees Children’s services, West
Yorkshire Police and schools across the area have developed a process to provide better support to
children affected by domestic violence. This is called Operation Encompass. The Kirklees process will involve notifying schools and educational establishments when one of their pupils has been present at an incident of domestic violence that the police have attended. This notification will be done the following morning- ideally before the start of the school day.
The purpose of the notification is not to duplicate or replace any safeguarding interventions that may occur as a result of the police intervention, but to provide information to schools so that they can better support the pupil the next day in whatever way is appropriate. The process will always be followed in conjunction with current safeguarding procedures and guidelines.