NSPCC ‘PANTS’ discussions

Dear Parent/Carers,

This term our children will be discussing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule in our RSHE 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. PANTS stands for:

  • Privates are private
  • Always remember your body belongs to you
  • No means no
  • Talk about secrets that upset you
  • Speak up, someone can help

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
  • using the correct names for private body parts
  • who your child can turn to if they ever feel upset or worried.

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/underwear rule. Additionally, you will find out RSHE school policy on our website.

There is also an NSPCC video which your children will also be shown in class. Here is the link for your information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lL07JOGU5o

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Miss Reynolds

RSHE Subject Leader

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