Keeping children and young people safe

Events for parents and carers

  • Edinburgh Zoo Olympic Day Monday 22 July 11am to 3pm – Pantosaurus will be having fun at the Zoo! Come along to hear about our Talk PANTS campaign and enter a colouring in competition to win some Talk PANTS prizes.
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival, Tuesday 20 August – join us for a Talk PANTS storytime with Pantosaurus as part of the free Are You Sitting Comfortably? programme for families.
  • Edinburgh Book Festival Tuesday 11 August 11am to 11.30am - Learn how to talk PANTS with the help of NSPCC and the friendly dinosaur, Pantosaurus! Join a special story time and have a dance with Pantosaurus. Free at children's tent, but book tickets via Edinbugrh Book Festval.
  • Primary Schools Gala Day, Thursday 22 August - come and join in with some Talk PANTS activities.
  • Family day on Friday 30 August Sighthill library 1 to 2.30pm, join us for a reading of Pantosaurus and the Power of PANTS with author Bruna De Luca. Bruna will also read her book I’m Not Cute, I’m Dangerous. There will also be fun activities for children and a chance for parents and carers to find out more about how PANTS can help keep children safe.
  • Portobello Book festival Saturday 5 of October – following bookbug, join us for a reading of Pantosaurus and the Power of PANTS and a special visit from Pantosaurus.

Events for people working with children and young people

  • CANCELLED - lunchtime learning on Microsoft Teams on Thursday 6 June 12 noon to 1pm - Preventative approaches to early signs of harmful sexual behaviour. Sign up for Talk PANTS lunchtime learnings 
  • Microsft Teams meeting on Wednesday 22 May 10am to 11.30am. Join this session to hear about the Edinburgh Talk PANTS campaign and how Talking PANTS can help keep children safe from sexual abuse. Here how you can use the PANTS resources with the children and families you work with. Sign up for Talk PANTS session for professionals

Talk PANTS translated guides

We have copies of the Talk PANTS guides in Polish, Urdu and Gaelic. If you would like copies, please email

Further information

Edinburgh, Talk PANTS is a partnership between the Edinburgh Child Protection Committee and NSPCC Scotland. The aim is to protect children from sexual abuse by encouraging parents, carers and professionals to have simple but important conversations to help children understand what is and is not OK, and how to speak out if anything does not feel right.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of the PANTS rule across the city. PANTS helps children understand that they have a right to say no and if they need to speak out about something, someone will listen. There is a range of resources available for parents, carers and professionals who work with children

You can find more information about PANTS on the NSPCC website or you can email

You can download PANTS guides and resoures from the NSPCC Scotland website.

How to get help

If you have any concerns about the safety of a child you can call the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email You can also contact Social Care Direct. If you believe a child is in immediate danger please call the Police on 999.