Havering has joined a Londonwide NSPCC campaign to help children speak up about sexual abuse.

The Talk PANTS campaign, featuring Pantosaurus, a friendly dinosaur, has launched in Havering, as well as Hillingdon and Hounslow.

The campaign aims to teach children in an age-appropriate manner that their body belongs to them, they have the right to say no, and that they can speak out when things do not feel right.

The NSPCC plans to distribute Talk PANTS resource bags to Havering schools - with a lesson plan, Pantosaurus plushie, and storybook inside - made possible by donations in memory of NSPCC trustee Anita Green.

Tara Geere, Havering Council's director of children’s services, said: "The NSPCC Talk PANTS campaign has been created specifically with the help of parents and professionals, to make sure conversations about inappropriate behaviour is as easy as possible for children."

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