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Southover CE Primary School

Our Safeguarding Leads



Southover CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in the commitment.


If you have any concerns regarding a child in our school community, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Noel Fadden or one of our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, Zoe Short and Lucy Powell, in confidence on 01273 473015 or email


Our Child protection and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures document is here.


NSPCC PANTS - Assembly


Monday 27th March 2023

Dear Parent/Carer,


In today’s assemblies, the children have been reminded about the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule. This is also taught through our PSHE curriculum, and aims to teach the children important safety skills without giving explicit information or telling scary stories. The NSPCC’s Underwear Rule uses the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which is like a green cross code for staying safe from sexual abuse.


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 poster gives the age-appropriate information that has been shared with the children.

You might also like to look at the catchy ‘Talk PANTS’ song and animation with Pantosaurus at


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 Southover, more information can be found at


If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Kind regards,


Noel Fadden and Zoe Short


The Designated Safeguarding Team


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