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safeguarding policy.


This policy applies to services supplied by Tallulah Holley under Language Unpacked. This policy outlines how we (Tallulah Holley) will work to: 

  • Ensure that we actively support the safeguarding of the young people we work with in workshops and clubs as outlined in Keeping Learners Safe (Welsh Government, 2022).  

  • Ensure that we actively consider and identify the relevant risks that could occur as a result of our work, and as far as possible, prevent them from occurring. 

  • Remain vigilant to the possibility of safeguarding and child protection risks.

  • Act swiftly in relation to any safeguarding or child protection issues that occur and work with parents, any partner schools and other relevant statutory authorities to assess and manage them.   

  • Feed any learning about safeguarding into this policy and review it on an annual basis. 

This policy recognises that for any workshops which take part in schools, there will be additional safeguarding policies within those schools. This policy fully recognises the authority of the policies that exist in all partner schools and only seeks to supplement those policies.  All of the procedures described in this policy will tie in with school safeguarding procedures which remain of critical importance.


Key Contacts and Emergency Contacts

Tallulah Holley ( is the key contact for safeguarding concerns. 

Our clubs take place at Urban Crofters which is part of the Church in Wales. The safeguarding officer for Urban Crofters is Will Souter ( More information about safeguarding under Church in Wales can be found at: 

Our workshops take place in partner schools. All schools have a child protection policy which will provide the name and contact details of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Person (DSP) for child protection. The DSP will decide whether a referral needs to be made to relevant services to keep a child or young person safe.  

If there is concern that a child might come to immediate harm, we must call the police – 999 in an emergency and 101 for all other enquiries.   


DBS and Standards of Behaviour  

Tallulah Holley has a basic DBS certificate which can be viewed on request. Any other temporary staff joining the workshops or clubs will have a minimum of a basic DBS check. In addition, we hold ourselves and others who join the workshops and clubs accountable to the highest standards of behaviour. We will not engage in any of the following: 

  • Bullying, harassment or discrimination against any child (even in subtle ways such as drawing attention to personal or physical differences). 

  • Belittling or shaming a child who is struggling or who finds the work difficult.   

  • Hitting, smacking or causing physical harm to a child as an outlet for frustration or as a means of discipline. 

  • Interacting with children in an inappropriate way, singling them out for praise or attention or trying to humiliate them or make them feel uncomfortable. 

  • Engaging in physical contact with children of any kinds, even where this is intended to be affectionate or comical. 

  • Entering an intimate or sexual relationship with a child or using sexual language around them including suggestive comments or conversations.  

  • Entering into a relationship with a learner outside of the project. 

  • Engaging with the learners on social media, such as WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram or another social media service, messaging service or game. Accepting friend invitations or sharing personal numbers with any of the learners.   

  • Taking pictures of the children without express permission from parents.   

  • Giving gifts, privileges or rewards to a child to build a special relationship with them. 

  • Undertaking mentoring duties whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 



Safeguarding is defined as: 

  • Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment; 

  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development; 

  • Ensuring the children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and 

  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances and outcomes. 

Abuse is a form of maltreatment of a child. Somebody may abuse or neglect a child by inflicting harm, or by failing to act to prevent harm. Children may be abused in a family or in an institutional or community setting; by those known to them or, more rarely, by others (e.g. via the internet).  They may be abused by an adult or adults, or another child or children.   

There are four types of abuse as defined in all Wales Child Protection Procedures (2008).    


  • Emotional: The persistent emotional ill-treatment of a child such as to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional and behavioural development.  

  • Neglect: The persistent or severe neglect of a child, or the failure to protect a child from exposure to any kind of danger, including cold, starvation or extreme failure to carry out important aspects of care, resulting in the significant impairment of the child’s health or development, including nonorganic failure to thrive.  

  • Physical: The hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning or scalding, drowning, suffocating or otherwise causing physical harm to a child.  Physical harm may also be caused when a parent or carer fabricates or induces an illness in a child whom they are looking after.  

  • Sexual: Forcing or enticing a child or young person to take part in sexual activities, whether or not the child is aware of what is happening, including:  

  • Physical contact, including penetration or non-penetrative acts 

  • Non-contact activities, such as involving children in looking at, or in the production of pornographic material or watching sexual activities; or  

  • Encouraging children to behave in sexually inappropriate ways. 



Last updated  

This policy was last updated on 23rd January 2024 and will be reviewed annually.    

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