Operation Encompass

Lemington Riverside is proud to be an Operation Encompass school in partnership with Northumbria Police.

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with the school's trained Key Adult (At Lemington Riverside, this is Mr. Heeley, the Head Teacher) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child's day better and giving them a better tomorrow.

Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.


As part of Operation Encompass - The Next Steps we are delivering joint PSHCE sessions with members of the Operation Encompass team focusing on healthy friendships in relationships across our school.


Every term we have an Operation Encompass drop-in support session for any parents/staff/members of the community who would like to anonymously discuss concerns around domestic abuse or coercive behaviour with a trained professional.

To find out more about Operation Encompass, click here to visit their dedicated website.