Fiddlers Lane Community Primary School
Fiddlers Lane, Irlam, Manchester M44 6QE
TEL: 0161 921 1700
EMAIL: [email protected]


What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures, which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

All of our staff here at Fiddlers Lane have routine Safeguarding training to ensure the safety of our pupils.

 Our designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mr D Harris

Safeguarding Lead

Mrs A Hughes

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs K Mansell

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Please contact 0161 921 1700 to speak with our Safeguarding Team or email [email protected] and mark as ‘FAO Safeguarding Team’

We would like to share the attached guidance and poster with you regarding child online sexual harassment.

The guidance is based on the voices of young people (age 16-21) giving adults their tips on how to tackle this subject – telling researches what they would have found useful when they were much younger.

The message from the guidance is talk early, talk often, from the age when children have access to mobile phones.

We have decided to send this document to all parents, even though it is highlighting the dangers for pupils who have their own devices, as it will prepare parents of our younger pupils for the future. We hope you find the guidance useful hope it may be beneficial in support your children in navigating this complex part of growing up.

Operation Encompass 

Our school is part of a project, which is run between schools and Greater Manchester Police. The project is called Operation Encompass and has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. This is communicated to our Safeguarding Team at school following an incident at home.
This means that if police are called out to a domestic abuse incident the school will be notified so that they can care for your child’s needs the following day. Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school but which might have an impact on a child attending school the following day. This information will be shared on school days, during the school term. When incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday.

A nominated member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, will be trained to liaise with the police. At Fiddlers Lane, our Key Adult is Mrs O’Neill. Mrs O’Neill will be able to use information that has been shared with her, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.

We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe that Operation Encompass is beneficial and supportive for all concerned.

Some information about Encompass is included in this letter but if you would like more information about this new initiative, details can be viewed online at  or you can contact our Key Adult at school on 0161 921 1700.

Our aim is to support children and their families.


Click the image below to watch a short animation that has been designed by Salford City Council for schools . The animation explains to children what Operation Encompass is and how their school Key Adult supports them following an incident of Domestic Abuse, where the Police attended.