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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.

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Latest News

Evaluation of Stop! Helpline 'overwhelmingly positive'

An independent evaluation of the Stop it Now! Helpline has been described by researchers as 'overwhelmingly positive'.

Findings show that the Helpline provides a valuable contribution to tackling child sexual abuse by helping people who have sexual thoughts, feelings and behaviour towards children manage their behaviour, and by assisting all callers to be informed about how to protect children and young people from risk of harm.

The research was conducted by specialist researchers from NatCen Social Research.

For summary findings and to download the full report visit our helpline evaluaton page.

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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