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HABLA SPANISH UK LTD (the Company) is a company run for the following  purpose: 

Provides Spanish Lessons 

The Company is based at: 

15A Varley Parade 

NW9 6RR 

Company Number: 14928302 

The Company has adopted this safeguarding children policy and expects every adult  working or helping at Company to support it and comply with it. Consequently this  policy shall apply to all staff, managers, trustees, directors, volunteers, students or  anyone working on behalf of Company. 

Purpose of the Policy 

This policy is intended to protect children who receive any service from us, including  those who are the children of adults who may receive services from us. Under this  policy, the term children shall mean any person who is under eighteen years of age. 

The Company believes that no child or young person should experience abuse or  harm and is committed to the protection of children and young people. This policy is  intended to provide guidance and overarching principles to those who represent us  as volunteers or staff, to guide our approach to child protection and safeguarding. 

The Risks to Children 

Children can be vulnerable to different forms of abuse and harm. It is important to  recognise that abuse and harm of children can cover a wide range of circumstances  and behaviours. For example, children can be at risk of: 

– physical or emotional abuse 

– neglect 

– sexual abuse 

– female genital mutilation (FGM)


– grooming and exploitation 

– trafficking and modern slavery 

– exposure to or infliction of domestic abuse 

– bullying or cyber bullying 

– exposure to other inappropriate content or behaviour, such as violence or  criminal behaviour 

– self-harm 

– physical harm when engaging with activities without adequate supervision 

The causal factors of any such harm and/or abuse can also be wide-ranging. For  example, children can be placed at risk by family members or by members of the  community. 

Safeguarding Principles 

Safeguarding children from harm and abuse is an essential responsibility for our  Company. We are committed to ensuring that any child who comes into contact with  our services is properly safeguarded. Every person under this policy must ensure that  they play an active role in ensuring that children are properly safeguarded. 

Every person under this policy holds responsibility for: 

– remaining alert and aware of possible safeguarding risks to children 

– guarding children against harmful environments with appropriate actions (for  example, adequate supervision or ensuring safe environments) 

– taking positive steps to maintain the safety and wellbeing of children engaging  with us as a Company 

– reporting concerns expeditiously and appropriately, in line with child protection  procedures 

– understanding the duty to report specific concerns (and understanding how this  interplays with confidentiality) 

– challenging any inappropriate or harmful behaviour of any other adult and  reporting this accordingly 

– acting appropriately in the presence of children 

– not taking any inappropriate risks 

– not smoking, drinking or taking any form of illicit substances in the presence of  children


Safeguarding Officers 

The management and oversight of all child safeguarding matters is allocated to: Tutors teaching Spanish 

(the Allocated Safeguarding Officers) 

Confidentiality and Data Protection 

All personal information we may process relating to children, shall be processed and  stored in accordance with our data protection privacy policy which can be located at:  ON OUR WEBSITE. 

Responding to a Safeguarding Concern 

Where a child is at immediate risk of serious harm, any adult present should call 999.  Thereafter, an available Allocated Safeguarding Officer should be contacted as soon  as is reasonably practicable. 

Where there is a safeguarding concern but no immediate risk of serious harm, the  adult who has heard or witnessed this concern should consult with an available  Allocated Safeguarding Officer as soon as practicable and by no later than the end of  that same day. 

Where any child makes a disclosure relating to harm or abuse to an adult, it is  important for that adult to: 

– listen calmly and carefully, showing that their views are taken seriously – provide an appropriate and honest level of reassurance 

– avoid interrogating children and asking probing, intrusive and/or leading  questions 

– avoid making false promises regarding secrets and confidentiality with the child  (because any concern of abuse/harm must be shared with an Allocated  Safeguarding Officer and any subsequent safeguarding referral) 

– make a confidential written record of the discussion either during the discussion  or immediately afterwards. The record should include the key details of the  disclosure together with any relevant times, dates, places and people concerned.  Audio and video recordings of children making disclosures should be avoided 

– refer all relevant information to an available Allocated Safeguarding Officer as  soon as practicable afterwards, and by no later than the end of the day 

Upon receipt of any safeguarding concern, an Allocated Safeguarding Officer shall  consult with any other relevant persons and will make any appropriate referrals to the 


relevant authorities, such as the applicable Local Authority Children’s Services  department. 

Reporting Concerns About Other Adults 

Where any person has a concern regarding the conduct of an adult connected to the  Company, which poses or may pose a safeguarding risk to children such as: 

– harming a child either physically or emotionally 

– exposing a child to behaviour which may cause physical or emotional harm – engaging in criminal activity concerning a child 

this must be raised in the first instance with an available Allocated Safeguarding  Officer (or where this is not appropriate, a different senior member of the  organisation) so that the next appropriate steps may be agreed and actioned. We  recognise that there could be circumstances where a person may need to report a  matter that has taken place in a setting outside of the person’s engagement with the  Company. 

Usually, any appropriate steps following a safeguarding referral in respect of an  individual connected to the Company will include either: 

– further initial enquiries 

– escalation to the applicable Local Authority Children’s Services department for  assessment and/or the police for investigation 

– instigation of any appropriate disciplinary, formal investigation processes and  suspension of any person concerned within the Company 

– a referral to the Disclosure and Barring Service, Disclosure Scotland or Access  Northern Ireland, or any other relevant regulatory bodies 

Any person within the Company who has allegations made against them shall be  informed properly in a formal meeting of the particulars of the allegations and the  relevant next steps which shall be taken. Such a meeting should ordinarily be held by  an Allocated Safeguarding Officer. On certain occasions, such a meeting may not be  convened until this has been approved by any authorities involved (such as the  police or the relevant Local Authority). 

Any person from within the Company who has allegations made against them shall  be treated fairly. All enquires, investigations and decisions taken shall be just and  fair, with the safety of any child concerned at the heart of the process. 

Any person from within the Company who makes an allegation against another  person from within the Company shall be listened to, taken seriously and shall be  treated fairly and justly throughout the process of enquiries, investigations and  decision making.


Safeguarding Children at Events and Activities 

Responsibilities and Planning 

Typically, we may arrange the following types of events and/or activities which could  involve children: 

Kids after school clubs, half term workshops. 

The Allocated Safeguarding Officers shall hold ultimate responsibility for the safety  and appropriateness of the event. They may however appoint a delegate for some  responsibilities the purpose of a specific event. 

Although the Allocated Safeguarding Officers and any appointed delegates will hold  ultimate responsibility for overseeing the safety for events and activities, all  individuals under this policy must also play an active role in ensuring the safety of  children at all times. 

For certain types of events or activities, we may issue an additional code of conduct,  policy, or some specific other requirements which is specific to that occasion. Any  such additional documentation will be made available to all those concerned (staff  members, parents, guardians etc.) in advance. They should be read carefully and  adhered to. 


The location for any events or activities which are held by us shall be risk assessed  properly in reference to the suitability and safety for children. Fire and safety  procedures and precautions shall be made clear to all those involved. 

First Aid 

We have the following first aid procedure within the Company: 

On our website, I will hand the policy to schools and halls. 

Any accident or injury concerning a child should be brought to the attention of the  nearest first aider and should thereafter be formally reported to an available Allocated  Safeguarding Officer. 

Consent Forms 

We shall always obtain written consent from a parent or guardian for any event which  takes place with children in attendance without their responsible parent or guardian  present. Consent will be obtained via: 

Via an online booking or written letter. 

Consent forms will include emergency contact details and will set out any specific  safety needs/requirements for children. 

All consent forms will be kept secure and shall be stored in accordance with our data  protection privacy policy.



For most activities and events, our procedure for supervision of children is as follows: 

There shall be an adult present and all times and if the group is bigger than 15- 20 there shall be two adults. 

Where we hold any events or activities whereby a child attends alongside their parent  or guardian, parents and guardians should ensure that children are properly  supervised. 

Managing Behaviour of Children Generally 

Whenever any adult engaged by us is faced with challenging or inappropriate  behaviour from a child or with conflict between children, they must: 

– treat each child fairly and equally 

– approach the situation in a calm and neutral manner 

– only ever use physical restraint/intervention in order to protect the immediate  safety of a person, for example to prevent an injury or harm either to the child or  others 

– wherever it is justified to physically restrain a child or to physically intervene, the  amount of force used should be kept to the absolute minimum taking into  account the risk posed 

– make a written record of the incident and ensure this is reported appropriately  to an available Allocated Safeguarding Officer 

Managing Risks Posed by Other Children 

It is important for all adults engaged by us to recognise that children can face harm  from their peers. This can commonly take the form of bullying. Bullying can be  defined as any behaviour which is: 

– repeated; and 

– has the intention of hurting somebody either physically or emotionally. 

Bulling can sometimes be motivated by prejudices based on certain groups, for  example gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Bullying can often include: 

– physical harm perpetrated against another child 

– name calling and threats 

– cyberbullying (threats and abusive comments made via technology)


Any instance of bullying or concern relating to possible bullying between children at  any event or activities arranged by us will usually be dealt with by us in the first  instance as follows: 

Children will be advised of their behaviour if it isn’t the right one. 

Where any behaviour amounting to bullying continues following this, the following  steps will be taken: 

If the bad behaviour persists they won’t be able to attend the lessons anymore. 

All steps in relation to the prevention or management of bullying should be taken in  consultation with an Allocated Safeguarding Officer. 


Our Photographs 

On some occasions, we may take photographs featuring children. We recognise that  photography of children carries risks, such as: 

– the potential for images to be re-used, shared or adapted in a damaging or  inappropriate manner 

– the general risk of sharing images and the impact this could have on child’s  public image as they grow older 

In view of these risks, we will: 

– always ask for written permission from a child and their parent/guardian before  taking and sharing any image of them 

– always ensure that a child and their parent/guardian are properly informed how  an image will be used and shared 

– always ensure that a child’s identity is protected as far as is possible within any  published material 

– ask that parents, guardians, children and any other person connected to them  who may wish to share any of our published images which features other  children to refrain from doing so unless they have the permission of the other  children and their parent/guardian 

– always store photos in accordance with our data protection policy. Members of the Public 

We do also recognise that members of the public may take photographs when they  are attending our premises, events or activities. 

We ask that any parents, guardians and other members of the public take the  following into consideration when taking photos at our premises, events or activities:


– images of other children should not be shared on social media without the  permission of any children who feature in the images (where ascertainable),  together with the permission of the children’s parent/guardian 

– images which are shared on social media should be shared cautiously, with the  appropriate privacy and security settings in place. 

Other Policies 

We have referred within this document to the following other important policies which  should be read in conjunction with this policy: 

– Our data protection policy 

– Our first aid policy 

Legal Framework 

This policy has been drawn up in accordance with all relevant and applicable  legislation and guidance available to the Company in the jurisdictions it operates  within. 

This Policy is approved and robustly endorsed by HABLA SPANISH UK LTD and  is due for review every 1 YEAR. 

Signed: _______________________________ MJ ALMAZAN (DIRECTOR) Date: 12th June 2023