We teach about the importance of speaking up and knowing your rights through our PSHE curriculum. As part of this, and our Sex and Relationships Education, we educate the children about understanding their boundaries and how to say no. As part of this, we promote the NSPCC's work around this.
Talking about the Underwear Rule with your children
The NSPCC’s work in schools helps encourage conversations about staying safe – and they have a number of child-friendly materials to help you carry on the conversation afterwards. That includes ‘The Underwear Rule’, a simple way for parents to help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.
The guide uses the rules of PANTS to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone. You can find out more and download the free resources at nspcc.org.uk/pants.
If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/.
Important Safeguarding Contacts
Bracknell Forest Children's Services and Children's Social Care (8.30am to 5:00pm Mon-Fri)
tel: 01344 352020
Bracknell Forest Children's Services and Children's Social Care Website
Emergency Duty Team (5:00pm - 9:00am Mon-Fri, 24 hrs on weekends and bank holidays)
Tel: 01344 786543
Text: 07867 907 877 (for clients with hearing problems)
0800 1111 (for children and young people)
0808 800 5000 (for adults worried about a child)
101 - NON emergency Police number to report a crime
999 - Emergencies