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Underwear Rule Campaign Motion, 08/07/13 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 8 July 2013 by Neil Bibby (Lab) on NSPCC Scotlandís Underwear Rule Campaign.

The full text of the motion reads:

hat the Parliament considers that the majority of Scots think that parents and carers have a role to play in talking to their children about how to stay safe from abuse; understands, however, that less than half have done so, according to a recent survey; considers that many parents can lack confidence and find such conversations difficult; welcomes NSPCC Scotlandís Underwear Rule campaign, which seeks to help parents speak to their children about staying safe from sexual abuse in a simple and child-friendly way; notes that the campaign aims to teach children that their body belongs to them and to speak up if they have secrets that upset them; commends the NSPCC in highlighting what it sees as such a sensitive topic, and hopes that parents will find the campaign a useful way to begin to have those important conversations with their children.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 8 July 2013 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 8 July 2013