Dear Parents and Carers,
On Monday, all children will be discussing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule in our assembly and our PSHE lessons.
During these discussions we will aim to teach our pupils 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.
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 assembly and 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.
Further information about the Underwear Rule has been added to our Safeguarding Our Children page 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 school, more information can be found at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Kay France and Fiona Brown
Inclusion Leaders/Designated Teachers for Child Protection