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Welcome to Stop it Now!

Stop it Now! UK and Ireland is a child sexual abuse prevention campaign.

It is run by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused. We support adults to play their part in prevention through providing sound information, educating members of the public, training those who work with children and families and running our freephone confidential Helpline.

Our Helpline is available to:

  • adults worried about the behaviour of other adults or children and young people
  • those worried about their own sexual thoughts or behaviour towards children, including those with concerns about their online behaviour
  • friends and relatives of people arrested for sexual offending, including internet offending
  • any other adult with a concern about child sexual abuse – including survivors and professionals

We believe that child sexual abuse is preventable, not inevitable, and urge abusers and potential abusers to seek help. By working together we can prevent child sexual abuse.

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Latest News

Stop it Now! launches ground-breaking interactive film to show consequences of viewing sexual images of under 18s

On 4 February 2016 we launched our fourth film, Choose Another Path, that aims to deter people from viewing and sharing sexual images of under 18s. You can watch the film here.

Stop it Now! films to deter people from viewing indecent images of children

In October 2015 we launched a groundbreaking campaign to deter people from viewing and sharing indecent images of children online.

To help publicise the campaign, we've made a series of films to deter would-be offenders and to make it clear that Stop It Now! can help them stop accessing abusive images of children.

And you can read a BBC Online article on the campaign here.

Read Stop! Press issue 23

Inside issue 23:

  • Helpline evaluation - summary and findings
  • Launch of 'Yours Faithfully'
  • Stop! Wales reaching parents and carers
  • Sexual exploitation project underway in Surrey
  • Work with prisoners extends to offenders in the community in Scotland
  • Fundraising challenges and achievements

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1 in 6 children experience some form of sexual abuse in their childhood – but only a small proportion of offences get reported.

Sustained media coverage of high profile child sexual abuse cases demonstrate that sexual abuse can happen anywhere – without anyone noticing the signs. It is also common for those with concerns to not know where to go for help.

Stop it Now! provides a safe place for people to talk about their concerns and worries. This may be someone worried about someone they know or someone worried about their own thoughts.

Our Helpline resources are not able to meet demand. We miss around 2000 calls a month as we do not have the capacity to answer them. Please support our work by making a financial contribution.

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