There are many ways you can get involved and do your bit to help prevent child sexual abuse.
Stop it Now! England works hard to prevent child sexual abuse by working with all adults across the country. While the campaign receives some government money, donations from members of the public go a long way to making sure as many parents and professionals as possible receive the advice and information they need to help protect children. Your generosity helps us continue this work. Visit our donating page to find out more about how your donation will help support our work.
Train to deliver our prevention messages
If an aspect of your current work or volunteer role includes delivering workshops or training to parents or carers, you can help prevent child sexual abuse by partnering with Stop it Now! England to spread Parents Protect! messages.
We can provide free training for you which will allow you to deliver 90 minute Parents Protect! sessions to the families you work with. We will provide you with all necessary materials and ensure you are familiar and confident with the session content and methods of delivery, as well as the work of the Stop it Now! campaign. Training is delivered over 1-day and we endeavour to provide it in your own region.
Get the facts and pass them on
There are many myths and stereotypes surrounding the sexual abuse of children that actually get in the way of protecting children. By browsing our Parents Protect! website you can learn the facts around child sexual abuse – as well as what practical steps you can take to protect children – you are helping to ensure a safe childhood for the children in your life. You can also pass these on to your family, friends and colleagues. Have a look at our resources.
To prevent child sexual abuse we need to start talking about preventing it. The media is full of stories about children being harmed, normally by a stranger, and the stories are created after the abuse has taken place. The reality is that the abuser is more often known to the victim. Talk to your family, friends and colleagues about what you are doing to protect children and ask them to think about what they can do. Take some resources to your school, faith group or community centre to start a discussion.
Use online networks to spread the word
If you have your own website, you could add a link to this site or if you use Facebook or Twitter you can post the link there. Tell all your contacts about your ideas for prevention and what you are doing to protect children from harm. Help motivate others to do the same.
Link to www.stopitnow.org.uk/england or www.parentsprotect.co.uk
Find us on facebook: www.facebook.com/stopitnowukandireland
Host a seminar
The more people that get sound information on how to protect children from sexual harm the better. One way could be through hosting a child sexual abuse prevention seminar through a community group, a workplace, a faith group or a child’s school. Awareness raising seminars provide those attending with sound information and advice on how to protect children from sexual abuse.
Sign up for our newsletter - Stop Press!
Our quarterly newsletter gives an insight into what we have been up to and what we have coming up. It is for all those who work with children and families, or are involved in child protection, as well as parents and carers who want to do the best to protect their children from sexual harm. Sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and pass it on to your friends!
Contact us for more information
Tel: 01527 598184 / 07540 690314