Operation Encompass is an innovative project in which schools in Northumberland are participating, and which is run in partnership with Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Police. Many other Local Authorities both nationally and locally have successfully implemented Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass aims to support children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse. Witnessing domestic abuse is really distressing for a child or young person, who often see the abuse, hear it from another room, see a parent’s injuries or distress afterwards or can be physically hurt by trying to stop the abuse.
Attached is a digital leaflet designed specifically for parents, guardians, family and friends. We’re using it to encourage the public to access information about Prevent via various pathways including ACT EARLY https://actearly.uk/ .
ACT EARLY is a website designed for the public, to inform and encourage them to make Prevent referrals if they have worries about their children, family or friends.
We’re seeing a rise in Prevent referrals, particularly from schools, which is a positive thing as it means more professionals are recognising this crucial safeguarding concern and therefore more young vulnerable people are being diverted into positive pathways.
We’re really keen to encourage parents, guardians etc. to learn about Prevent and to feel empowered to make referrals themselves.
I would be very grateful if you could send the attached leaflet to your network of parents via email, social media or otherwise. This will help us all spread the word so everyone can look out for the concerns that could signal a potentially dangerous pathway and therefore safeguard our young people.
Detective Sergeant- Prevent
Counter Terrorism Policing North East
Landline: 0191 4374525
Mobile: 07885 263288