Parents and carers should talk to their children about staying safe. We will be using the Underwear Rule to prevent child abuse. We understand that conversations like this can be difficult for both parents and children. Parent's don't want to scare or upset their children, and some feel it's too soon.
That's why the Underwear Rule is important and we encourage parents and children to talk PANTS - simple conversations which are appropriate for 5-11 year olds about staying safe.
For more information visit the NSPCC webite.
If you are concerned about your child's sexual behaviours, a Traffic Light Tool, providing information about what constitutes normal sexual behaviours in young children is available on the Brook website or alternatively on the NSPCC website.
A guide to preventing sexual abuse is attached below.