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Operation Encompass - working with Kent Police

Operation Encompass -

We work in partnership with Kent Police and Kent County Council to identify and provide appropriate support to our pupils who experience domestic abuse and domestic violence in their household; this initiative is called Operation Encompass.

In order to provide support for these children, Kent Police will assess and share information on all domestic abuse and domestic violence incidents where one of our pupils has been present or connected with the household. This information will be shared confidentially with the Designated Safeguarding Lead at the school.  On receipt of information about an incident, the safeguarding team will decide on the most appropriate support for the child, this may take the form of 'silent' support around their classroom learning and which the child will not be aware or it may be more overt support for the child and family in agreement with parent or cares as appropriate. This might include nurture support in school or referral to a specialist domestic abuse service such as OASIS. In high risk cases we will work with other professionals to help the family access appropriate support such as access to an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) or a family refuge place.

All information sharing and the resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the 'Information Sharing Agreement' between Kent Police and Kent County Council.  We will record this information and store this information in line with our school safeguarding record keeping procedures. 

We are also able to signpost members of our school community to domestic abuse support, such as the National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) or OASIS  without an Operation Encompass referral. We can also talk to you about accessing a 'One Stop Shop' support centre for domestic abuse If you would like any advice or support please speak to Mr Reynolds or Mrs Morrison

Domestic Abuse One Stop Shops offer free advice, information and support from a range of agencies under one roof to help victims of domestic abuse.

One Stop Shop - One Stop Shops are arranged by agencies participating in Kent and Medway domestic abuse forums and supported by service providers commissioned by local authorities. The agencies involved include Specialist Domestic Violence Support Services, the Police, Health, Housing, Drug and Alcohol Support, Legal Advisors, and various other support organisations.

One Stop Shops – Domestic Abuse

In immediate danger call the police on 999. Otherwise, to access specialist domestic abuse support call Victim Support on 0808 168-9111 or talk via Live Chat.

Our Local services are 


Deal One Stop Shop 

 Linwood Youth Hub, Park Avenue, Deal CT14 9UU 

 Thursdays: 10.00am - 12.00pm 


Dover One Stop Shop 

 St Nicholas Church, The Linces , Dover CT16 2BN 

 Tuesdays: 09.30am - 12.00pm 


Canterbury One Stop Shop 

 Riverside Childrens Centre, Kingsmead Road, Canterbury CT2 7PH  

 Thursdays: 09.30am - 12.30pm

Northbourne CEP School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Governors, staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment.