he Multi-Agency Learning and Development Group helped to develop a short film advocating the right of children to be heard and the duty of those working with them to act.

The NSPCC website is full of advice for parents.  Tips on dealing with tantrums to advice on dealing with separation, divorce and bereavement. 

Worried about a child?  Please call the NSPCC helpline on 0800 136663 

Operation Encompass is a process whereby the police and the council will inform a member of staff at a setting if a child or young person has experienced any domestic abuse incident. This will be done prior to the start of the day. Information sharing between professional agencies allows setting staff to provide emotional and practical support to their pupils experiencing domestic abuse.



Domestic abuse can broadly be defined as ‘any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour; violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who have been intimate partners or family members. This can include, but is not limited to, the following types of abuse – psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional.’The sharing of details under Operation Encompass is permitted under Statutory Safeguarding Legislation and in respect of Early Years and Childcare settings under the Crime and Disorder Act (for the prevention of crime) and doing so without the child’s or parent’s consent is permissible under both pieces of legislation and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).