Police chief patron of abuse campaign
Operation Encompass, an innovative early intervention scheme which supports children and young people who are exposed to domestic abuse has appointed Dame Vera Baird QC , Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, as its patron.
Operation Encompass trains key adults in schools to receive information from the police prior to the start of the school day, ensuring the child is supported in school.
Dame Vera said: “I am honoured to have been asked to be a patron of this excellent initiative, by the founders Elisabeth and David Carney-Haworth. I have seen the benefits of Operation Encompass first hand in the Northumbria Force area, following my request for it to be implemented - and it has been a real difference. As Patron, I want to use my position as a Police & Crime Commissioner to encourage police forces nationwide to fully adopt the scheme.”