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Share Some Secrets

Christina Gabbitas (author), Ric Lumb (illustrator)
Published by Poems and Pictures Ltd
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Share Some Secrets is a book that encourages children to think about the secrets they should and shouldn't keep, encouraging them to speak out without fear by giving praise - a great way of highlighting the difference between good and bad secrets. This is a topic, I feel very passionate about. After conducting research and looking into the market, there are no books for Children aged five to eight that subtly address the issue of possible abuse. I believe that there should be a Share Some Secrets book in every child/school/home setting for children to read freely and read along with the audio. The story isn't graphic in words or pictures, and will be very helpful for parents, carers and teachers alike. There are no words or suggestions that a parent doesn't already use when speaking to their own young children. The story is available to download via www.sharesomesecrets.com

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About the book

Share Some Secrets is a picture, rhyming, audio and paperback book (age 5-8) addressing the difference between good and troublesome secrets.

Share Some Secrets is a book that encourages children to think about the secrets they should and shouldn’t keep, encouraging them to speak out without fear by giving praise.

We teach our children to look out when crossing the road and we teach them to swim to keep them safe in the water. We should be educating our children about not keeping secrets that would be better shared and give them the confidence to speak out. We don’t want children to harbour secrets that will have a detrimental effect on the rest of their lives.

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News & Events

18th April 2019

Marlow Church of England School Visit

Christina visited Marlow Church of England School via Authors For Grenfell. Christina auctioned herself through the website to help raise funds for the families of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy. Christina said 'After witnessing individuals loosing their lives on live television, I felt helpless and very sad for those who were affected and was the least I could do."

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Testimonials

18th April 2019

Karen Childs – Head of Knowledge and Information NSPCC

Helping to provide parents, carers, teachers and everyone with a role in protecting children with advice on how to talk to them about staying safe is something that sits at the very heart of the NSPCC’s mission. This advice includes encouraging children to share secrets that worry them with a trusted adult. It’s something we have really pushed as part of our Underwear Rule campaign that aims to keep children safe.

Christina’s book, which is available for reference in the NSPCC library, reinforces this essential behaviour that we so encourage children to learn. We wish Christina all the best with this great resource.

18th April 2019

Allan McLaren- Deputy Director Partnerships – Barnardo’s

Keeping children safe is one of our highest priorities and Christina’s publication helps to reinforce this.

18th April 2019

Angela Wimbush – Deputy Headteacher

Share Some Secrets is an excellent book and I am sure it will help children understand which secrets they should and shouldn’t keep. I love the way you have written it in rhyme too making the message memorable. It is not easy finding good resources to help with safeguarding issues.

18th April 2019

Ann Marie Christian - Child Protection Safeguarding Consultant

Great rhyming story highlighting a sad topic in a very effective way. The story highlights the challenges and difficulties children face when disclosing abuse to members of their family. The uncle is seen as the trusted person and welcomed in the home by the family, but clearly Milly’s behaviour changes when he is around. Demonstrates the grooming model. A good book for parents  and teachers to read with their children and promotes the rights of the child. I use this book when I deliver child protection training to schools. The author has a great website with relevant resources to encourage discussion with children. I strongly recommend this book to both schools and families.

18th April 2019

Mrs Christian - Parent of seven and eleven year old girls

Great multi-cultural book with lovely, bold colours and illustrations. My seven year old daughter liked the rhyming of the story and the strong message in the book. This book should be read to every child by their parent or carer.  Decent price and story was not too long. A lovely, user-friendly book.

18th April 2019

Review from an eleven year old

I enjoyed the book. You should never feel alone and always have someone you can trust that will listen to you. We shouldn’t feel uncomfortable and not able to tell. Some secrets are OK to be kept but ones that make you feel sad shouldn’t be kept and told to someone.

18th April 2019

Review from an seven year old

You should trust people and not be scared of anyone. If you are, tell your teacher or parent.

Safeguarding

Keeping children safe in our community.

As parents, carers and professionals we have a duty of care to ensure we keep children safe.

Share Some Secrets is a great story about a little girl who was brave enough to tell her brother, who encouraged her to tell her teacher. The voice of the child is powerful and we need to give children confidence in self-expression and self-reporting. When children feel safe and listened to they are more likely to, open up and talk.

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