Jersey Safeguarding Partnership Board and its partners are working together
with the NSPCC on a joint local PANTS campaign with the aim of protecting children from sexual abuse. This campaign encourages parents, carers and professionals to have conversations with children about how to stay safe from sexual abuse in an age-appropriate way.
JSPB and the NSPCC are also working in partnership to develop the NSPCC
Helpline for local communities in Jersey. The aim is to encourage more people
to contact the Helpline at the earliest opportunity to explore any concerns
they may have about a child’s safety or wellbeing or to ask for advice and
This event aimed at professionals working to prevent child sexual abuse. It will involve key speakers from the UK as well as an outline of how the PANTS campaign and the Helpline development project will be run in Jersey.
The same programme of speakers will be repeated in the afternoon between 1.00pm-4.00pm.
Campaign launch programme
08.30 Registration and refreshments
09.00 Welcome and Introduction – Glenys Johnston OBE, Independent Chair of Jersey Safeguarding Partnership Board
09:10 Welcome. NSPCC working on Jersey – Peter Wanless, Chief Executive Officer, NSPCC
09.15 A personal experience – David Tait, NSPCC trustee
09.30 The impact of child sexual abuse and the importance of encouraging children to speak out (followed by Q&A) – Anna Racher, NSPCC Development & Impact Manager
10.10 Understanding and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse (followed by Q&A) – Donald Findlater Child Safeguarding Consultant to the Lucy Faithfull Foundation
10.50 Comfort break
11.05 Let’s Talk PANTS in Jersey – NSPCC Campaigns Manager
11.20 The Helpline Development Project – Louise Exton, NSPCC Helpline Head of Service
11.35 Pledges to support the campaign
11.45 Final Q&A and closing remarks – Deborah McMillan, Jersey Children’s Commissioner
12.00 Event concludes