Helping children exposed to domestic abuse to stay in education
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Chief Inspector David Miles, Essex Police
“Operation Encompass is a fantastic scheme that focuses on the protection of children, who are the most vulnerable members of our society. The pilot has been a success and we are looking forward to continuing our work with Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Partnership and, now, also linking in with Southend Safeguarding Partnership for children.
“Together we will work to keep young people safe and make every effort to break the cycle of domestic abuse.”
Chief Inspector David Miles
“Domestic abuse has an impact on everyone in the family. This way of supporting families by linking police and schools together is making a huge difference to young people affected, giving them the support they need from trusted adults at a crucial time.”
Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Jane Gardner
“I am therefore very pleased that Southend-on-Sea will now be part of Operation Encompass following the successful pilot in Thurrock and, through our safeguarding partnership, we can continue to work together with our partners and local schools to tackle and break the cycle of domestic abuse and its impact on local children.”
Cllr Anne Jones, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
“We know that, for some children and families, home may not be a safe place and many live in silent fear. The effects of domestic abuse can be far-reaching and long-lasting.
“Where children and young people are exposed to or witness domestic abuse, we must provide support that enables them to remain in school and continue learning in a safe and secure environment."
Cllr James Halden, Thurrock Council