Concerned about your behaviour? Concerned about someone you know? Concerned about a child's behaviour? Have you been abused? Need advice on how to protect children? Are you a professional looking for advice?


Welcome to Stop it Now!

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

Read more about Stop it Now!.





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Read the latest Stop! Press

Inside the December edition:

  • Helpline to be sole source of help for people encountering warnings online
  • Helpline call example
  • Scottish public survey results published
  • Stop! Wales celebrates fourth anniversary with family fun day
  • Half marathon success for Stop! supporter

Stop! welcomes moves to clean up the internet

While moves by Google, Bing and others are welcomed, much more can be done – not just by search engines and internet service providers. Read more.

David Cameron's speech on porn

David Cameron has called for more to be done to crack down on child sexual abuse images and restrict access to adult, legal pornography. He referenced Stop it Now! as a source of help with these issues. Read the statement here

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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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