Parents and professionals across Hounslow are talking PANTS as Hounslow’s year-long campaign to protect children from sexual abuse is in full swing.
The campaign, championed by The London Borough of Hounslow and Hounslow Safeguarding Children’s Board, has adopted the NSPCC’s highly successful Underwear Rule, known as PANTS to help parents and carers have really simple, age-appropriate conversations with their children.
PANTS stands for:
P – Privates are privates.
A – Always remember your body belongs to you.
N – No means no.
T – Talk about secrets that upset you.
S – Speak up, someone can help.
To help parents and carers use this as a basis for communicating keep safe messages to children, the NSPCC has developed a range of guides and resources that are available to download for free from the NSPCC website; www.nspcc.org.uk/pants
So far, around 200 professionals and over 700 parents have attended talks and workshops hosted by schools and other venues across the borough to hear about PANTS and get conversations started with children in their care. The campaign will continue until the end of December, reaching community and faith settings.
Anyone interested in hosting a PANTS workshop can contact firstname.lastname@example.org