Don’t Touch – Tell! and Don't Drink – Think! promote ‘keep safe’ messages with regards to drugs and alcohol
Don’t Touch – Tell! is a specialist drug and alcohol education programme, designed specifically for primary age children in North Wales.
Our experienced and skilled performers visit schools across the region to deliver effective messages for young children through a variety of mediums, instilling them with the confidence they need to keep themselves safe.
The programme is tailored to each school, is age-appropriate, and is delivered sensitively and with inclusivity in mind.
Our team of performers – including a magician, ventriloquist, storyteller and superhero – draw on specialist expertise in the field to deliver an intervention which meets the needs of children, their teachers and the wider curriculum.
Our current programme satisfies the requirements of the current National Curriculum for Wales and the forthcoming Curriculum for Wales 2022.
Each school will be provided with a comprehensive teacher resource pack to be used for future learning sessions, reiterating the key messages and encouraging further learning.
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Typically, we deliver two shows to children during their years at primary school. Schools can contact us if they require further sessions, or in response to emerging situations locally.
The programme provides evidence-based drug and alcohol education sessions addressing:
Don’t Touch – Tell! is approved and funded by the North Wales Area Planning Board on behalf of education authorities throughout North Wales. We work closely with Healthy Schools Coordinators, headteachers and teachers across the region to deliver our programme in schools.
The programme has been delivered by CAIS for more than 15 years – amounting to more than 5,500 shows at more than 400 schools! Since 2004, we’ve delivered the performance to more than 170,000 children.
If you are concerned about your drug or alcohol use, or the drug or alcohol use of a family member, you can contact CAIS on 0345 06 121 12.
Our teaching resources are fun for children, and are structured to meet the requirements of the curriculum – including the new Curriculum for Wales 2022. You can return to this collection of worksheets as often as you like, reinforcing the important messages delivered during the Don’t Touch – Tell! performance.
The worksheets are available in English and in Welsh. Simply download the master files, enter the password which was sent with your teacher resource pack and photocopy for use by the children in your school.
If you have any difficulty accessing these resources, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01492 523 045.
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All our performers are fully DBS-checked, and operate under a rigorous safeguarding procedure. Performers will only attend a school under supervision and will not be left alone with a child or group of children. No personal data about children will be held by performers or by the service, unless a child makes a disclosure which may raise a safeguarding concern. Such disclosures will be logged in line with our safeguarding procedures, and recorded in line with policies in place at the school.
Schools will be asked to complete a short, anonymous quiz both before and after our performances – enabling us to measure how Don’t Touch – Tell! has helped children increase their awareness of the harms associated with drug and alcohol use.
This information will be used to measure outcomes, support our performance reporting, and tailor our service appropriately. We may share the results of this research with individual schools, but will only do so on an anonymised basis. Anonymised results will only be published, or otherwise made widely available, once aggregated with results from other schools in the same local authority area.
Phone: 01492 523 045