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Operation Encompass

An exploration of the damage caused to children when there is domestic abuse in the home

This event aims to raise awareness of the impact of domestic abuse on child development and wellbeing and to teach social workers how to use ‘Operation Encompass’, a multi-agency tool used to ensure that schools have timely information about all police-attended incidents of domestic abuse, no matter where in the world the child lives. In being aware of this tool, social workers will enable more robust partnership working.


Elisabeth Carney-Haworth OBE is a recently retired headteacher. In an education career lasting over 42 years Elisabeth has specialised in Early Years.  From 2002 to 2007 Elisabeth gained invaluable experience as a county inspector for Cornwall County Education Authority before returning to headship. On retiring Elisabeth left her school with the OFSTED rating as Outstanding.  In 2010, with her husband David, they created Operation Encompass a charity which supports children experiencing domestic abuse. Operation Encompass is now in place in all 43 police forces in England and Wales. In 2016 Elisabeth, and David, created Silver Stories, an intergenerational charity which sees children reading stories over the telephone to older members of the community.

Dr Sue Candy is the founder and a director of Psychology Associates and provides expert supervision and the benefit of her extensive knowledge and experience to  many of our senior clinicians. Sue is a consultant clinical psychologist and has over 25 years of experience in providing expert witness testimony to the courts. Sue’s main areas of expertise are around assessing parenting capacity and attachment difficulties, including high profile and highly complex law proceedings. Sue has vast experience in providing therapeutic intervention and assessments with individuals with mild to severe learning difficulties. She offers a wide variety of high-quality therapeutic interventions to individuals through the lifespan. Sue is registered with the insurance companies Bupa and AXA.  Sue is a well-respected and sought after keynote speaker who provides training and clinical supervision and consultancy services to large charitable organisations such as NSPCC, Action for Children and Barnardo’s.

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