The Underwear Rule – PANTS

Knowing when and how to talk to your child about staying safe can be difficult. NSPCC has a range of resources to help you do this including leaflets and videos for children and adults with Special Educational Needs or Disability.

They have developed a simple Underwear rule – PANTS:

Privates are private

Always remember your body belongs to you

No means no

Talk about secrets that upset you

Speak up, someone can help

To download the leaflets and to find out more go to: NSPCC

NSPCC Underwear rule – keeping deaf children safe from abuse

Understanding young minds

Did you know… 60% of parents feel uncomfortable discussing self-harm with their children (source: survey conducted by Ipsos MORI 2017).

Virtual College has worked in partnership with SelfharmUK to create a free online course designed to help parents talk about the issue of self-harm with their children. Click the button below to access the free course.

Self harm course



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