Stopping Domestic Abuse Together, also known as SDAT, is an early notification system to schools. It is our local version of Operation Encompass (Home : Operation Encompass) and informs schools of any incidents of domestic abuse where the police have attended a household where children aged 5-16 live.
Derbyshire Constabulary lead on SDAT, with support from partners such as local authority children’s social care, health services, schools and other safeguarding agencies. It has been rolled out with all schools in Derby and Derbyshire.
SDAT helps schools respond to children’s needs in the education setting to support them with their learning, emotional and social development. It also promotes effective communications between police, local authority children’s social care and schools where there has been a domestic abuse incident
Domestic abuse can have a short and long term impact on children and young people. Growing up in a household of fear and intimidation can impact their health, wellbeing, and development, with lasting effects into adulthood. SDAT helps children to get support they need.