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It's not okay

Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation is NEVER okay. For support or if you’re concerned that a child has been sexually abused please contact the NSPCC 24 hour helpline Tel: 0808 800 5000 or email: If a child is at immediate risk of harm call 999.

NSPCC Pants Campaign

Talk PANTS and you've got it covered

  • Privates are private
  • Always remember your body belongs to you
  • No means no
  • Talk about secrets that upset you
  • Speak up, someone can help
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It’s not ok play and workshop

The It’s not ok play and workshop has been specially created by York St John University drama lecturers for pupils in York.

The It’s Not Ok play and workshop has now been turned into new digital resources for secondary schools, community groups and practitioners. You can find the free resources here:

Child Sexual Abuse

What is child sexual abuse? Find out how to spot the signs and find out how to keep safe.

Child Sexual Exploitation

What is Child Sexual Exploitation. Who to talk to and where to look for help.

Parents and carers

How to spot signs of child sexual exploitation and abuse and tips for talking to your children.


Information and resources for people who work with young people or have a duty of care towards a child.

What happens when I say...

Speaking up about sexual abuse or exploitation can be upsetting and scary. We understand that you want the abuse to stop. We also understand that you might be worried about what might happen after you tell somebody. This is normal and it’s okay to feel like this. 

Support the campaign

Tackling child sexual exploitation and abuse is everyone’s responsibility. We need young people, parents and professionals across York to read and share the information on this website.

Who we are

The "It’s not okay" campaign has been organised by City of York Safeguarding Children Board (a group of organisations in York which help support children and young people, including City of York Council, North Yorkshire Police and health partners) and the NSPCC