Stop it Now! England
Stop it Now! England works across the country to ensure that parents, carers and professionals are as best placed as they can be to protect children from sexual abuse.
We believe that child sexual abuse is preventable and that all adults have a role to play in protecting children from sexual harm. This can be best achieved when adults are alert to the signs of child sexual abuse, including the behaviour that someone who might pose a risk to children can display, and knowing where they can seek help and advice.
We work closely with local authorities, LSCBs, police, the government, the voluntary sector and others.
Throughout 2011-2013 we will be working with different sectors in various ways and have a number of services available for partner organisations. Thanks to funding from the Department of Education, many of these services can be provided free of charge or for very low costs.
Stop! England delivers ‘Parents Protect!’ child sexual abuse awareness workshops for parents and carers at Children’s Centres, Schools, Community Centres and other community groups such as youth and church groups. Thanks to support from the Department for Education, these sessions are available free of charge. Download a leaflet about our Parents Protect! courses. These workshops are supported by the website www.parentsprotect.co.uk. If you would like a workshop to be delivered in your area - ask at your local school, children's centre or community centre to see if one could be organised for yourself and other parents.
Parents Protect! Train the Trainer – staff training
Child sexual abuse prevention training for frontline practitioners who already deliver workshops to families. This training will enable you to deliver Parents Protect! workshops to groups of parents/carers and/or community groups as part of your existing job role. Whilst Stop! initially delivers these (as detailed above) we aim to enable local practitioners to take this on, ensuring knowledge is embedded into community based practice.
Sector Specific Briefings
The majority of frontline practitioners are not in a position to engage with whole groups of parents – but it is nonetheless important that they have an understanding of preventative initiatives so they can share this information with individual parents on a 1:1 basis. We therefore deliver Parents Protect! Briefing Sessions to specific groups of frontline practitioners (e.g. GPs, social workers, health visitors), to help them incorporate child sexual abuse prevention initiatives into their day-to-day working practices. These briefing sessions can be delivered locally in the workplace or at more central regional venues where larger numbers can be accommodated.
Multi-Agency Training Days
Stop it Now! England will be organising and delivering 30 local, low-cost, multi-agency training days across the country during 2011-2013. These events can accommodate up to 110 multi-agency representatives and, depending on location and venue costs, typically cost around £70 per head.
We can deliver training on up to four specialist topics during the day which increase the delegate’s understanding of child sexual abuse and its prevention. Training content can be tailored to suit the needs of the particular audience and is delivered by experienced LFF practitioners. Visit http://lucyfaithfull.org to see possible workshop topics.
In the past we have partnered with various organisations and statutory bodies to deliver these events, including Police, LSCBs and Early Years Services. If you would like to see an event in your area, whether or not you would like to help organise or host it, we would like to hear from you.
Attendance at conferences
We are happy to contribute to events organised by our strategic partners - from the statutory and voluntary sectors, and we can provide a range of services including:
Contact our media team for further information on 01327 847169 or email email@example.com.
We are keen to provide information stands or resources at large-scale community events e.g. Bath and West show and Three Counties show. We would welcome the opportunity to partner with appropriate organisations (police, early years, health colleagues) at such events.
A broad range of posters and leaflets for use by frontline practitioners working in communities and with families are available (costs are minimal and will depend on carriage charges and quantities). Visit our Resources pages for more details.
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