The NSPCC Underwear Rule

Today our local Schools Organiser for the NSPCC Schools service came in to talk to the children about the work of her charity. She shared important information about the work of the NSPCC and how children can keep themselves safe from harm and get help if they have any worries.

Following the assembly each class will be discussing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule in our lessons. During these discussions we will aim to teach our pupils the following important safety skills without giving explicit information or telling scary stories. We will be teaching our pupils the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule, using the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which is like a green cross code for staying safe from sexual abuse.

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The lessons will introduce a range of ideas, all delivered in a way that’s fully age-appropriate.  These include: * “appropriate” and “inappropriate” touching * your child’s right to say no to things that make them feel upset * or uncomfortable * naming parts of the body * who your child can turn to if they ever feel upset  or worried.

The NSPCC has community-based projects throughout the UK and the Channel Islands working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. You may also be aware, that the work of the NSPCC includes the confidential telephone helpline service for children – ChildLine.

If you would like to know more about the NSPCC’s campaigns and see how you can help keep your children safe in partnership with your child’s school, more information can be found at nspcc.org.uk/underwearrule and If you would like to know more about the NSPCC’s campaign and see how you can help keep your children safe in partnership with your child’s school, more information can be found at nspcc.org.uk/underwearrule and SHAREAWARE: nspcc.org.uk/shareaware If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

K McFarlane HEAD OF TEACHING & LEARNING

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