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London FA lends support to NSPCC Talk PANTS campaign

We are backing the NSPCC's latest campaign to keep children safe.

Children’s charity the NSPCC has officially launched its London-wide Talk PANTS campaign in the boroughs of Havering, Hillingdon, and Hounslow.

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The Talk PANTS campaign features a friendly dinosaur called Pantosaurus who helps children to understand in an age-appropriate way that their body belongs to them, they have the right to say no and they can speak out if anything does not feel right. 

Talk PANTS has been created specifically, with the help of parents, carers and professionals, to make sure these conversations are as easy and appropriate as possible for children.

The PANTS rules:

Privates are private
Always remember your body belongs to you
No means no
Talk about secrets that upset you
Speak up - someone can help


As part of the campaign, the NSPCC will be running free Talk PANTS online workshops for professionals, parents, and out of school settings taking place throughout the month.

For Parents/Carers

For Professionals (including Coaches, Club Welfare Officers and Volunteers)

There will also be a Talk PANTS Week to celebrate the campaign held in October.

Hayley Garner, Local Campaigns Manager for the NSPCC in London and the South East, said: "We are thrilled to have three new boroughs joining our London PANTS campaign, and we hope that in the future we will see a Talk PANTS Champion in every school and early years setting in participating boroughs. 

"While it is never the responsibility of a child to keep themselves safe from sexual abuse, talking PANTS with the assistance of Pantosaurus can help children understand that their body belongs to them, and to recognise when something is not okay and how to tell someone."

Harry Woodley, Football Safeguarding & Welfare Manager for London Football Association, said: "It is a delight to be supporting the PANTS campaign, the initiative looks to address those stereotypically uncomfortable conversations with children and young people about their personal areas and bodily autonomy.

"It is essential parents and those volunteering/working in youth football also understand these boundaries and are educated on all the things to consider when getting involved with an out-of-school setting.

"This is a valuable campaign that looks to provide this education and awareness and London FA are proud to support it."


To learn more about the NSPCC’s Talk PANTS campaign visit and search for ‘Talk PANTS.’

The NSPCC also operates Childline, a safe, confidential 24-hour service for children, on 0800 1111