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Stop it Now! has produced the following public information leaflets and publicity materials to raise awareness to and prevent child sexual abuse.

Our resources are free to download, and we want to continue to provide free information and research to help adults, parents and carers protect children from harm. However, as a charity we have limited funds available to develop and print materials and we welcome support from individuals. If you are interested in making a donation to help support our work please follow this link.

Materials are available by mail order:

Email: office@stopitnow.org.uk

Tel: 01372 847160.

When ordering, please include the following information:

  • Contact name and telephone number
  • Name of organisation (if applicable)
  • Full postal address - including postcode
  • Item code
  • Quantity required

Charges for resources

In the past Stop it Now! materials have been made available free of charge. However, with reductions in funding we are no longer in a position to be able to offer materials at no cost. Some small orders may be able to be sent without a charge, but large orders we will have to charge for. The postage of almost all orders will need to be paid by the receiver. Please do contact us for information on charges, which can be quite minimal.  

Many of the items below are free to download, and we want to continue to provide free information and research to help adults, parents and carers protect children from harm when we can. However, we have limited funds available to develop and print materials and we welcome support from individuals. If you are interested in making a donation to help support our work please follow this link

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

This leaflet introduces the Stop it Now! UK & Ireland project. What it is, why we need it and what Stop it Now! is doing to prevent child sexual abuse. 

Download leaflet (92k pdf)
Download leaflet Welsh version (488k pdf)
When ordering please quote item code Stop01

What we all Need to Know to Protect Our Children

Child sexual abuse happens in secret and most victims tell no one. The abuser is usually a family friend, neighbour, a member of the child's family or someone working with children: he or she may be someone we know and love. This leaflet aims to provide the information we all need to recognise the warning signs of abuse and to build the confidence to do something about it. Plain English Campaign award winner December 2003.

Download leaflet (261k pdf)
Download leaflet Welsh version (261k pdf)

When ordering please quote item code Stop02

Child's Play? preventing abuse among children & young people

This leaflet is for everyone involved in bringing up children. It explains that some children do indeed sexually abuse other children, how we can recognise the warning signs and the action we can take to prevent it.
Plain English Campaign award winner.

Download leaflet (288k pdf)
Download leaflet Welsh version (288k pdf)

When ordering please quote item code Stop03

The Internet and Children - What's the Problem

This leaflet encourages people to question their own use of the new technologies and to seek advice. It provides the information needed to recognise the tell tale signs that someone may be using the new technologies in sexually inappropriate or harmful ways and enables people to build up confidence to do something about it. It also gives tips about how to help children remain safe whilst on the net.

Download leaflet (406 kb pdf)
Download leaflet Welsh Version (133 kb pdf)

When ordering please quote item code Stop04

Stop it Now! Helpline Report 2005-2009 

This report explores 4.5 years activity of the Stop it Now! UK & Ireland Helpline from June 2005 and follows the 2002-2005 report. It continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of this unique and innovative approach.

Download Report PDF

Stop it Now! Helpline Report 2005-2009 Executive Summary 

This six page report summaries the main 2005-2009 report, giving a broad overview of Helpline activity. For call examples, please refer to the main report. 

Download Report PDF

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Stop it Now! Helpline Report 2002-2005

This report explores three years activity of the Stop it Now! Uk & Ireland Helpline from its beginnings in June 2002 until May 2005. It demonstrates the effectiveness of this unique and innovative appraoch.

Download report (1.8 mb) PDF

NB the downloaded report prints as an A5 booklet the actual report is A4

dont turn your back

Posters and Postcards

A selection of posters displaying the Stop it Now! message and Helpline number are now available. Contact the Stop it Now! administrator for samples and more details on 01527 598184.

Poster text reads: The thought that someone you know or love may be sexually abusing a child is one of the hardest things to face. But it is better to talk over the situation with someone than to discover later that you were right to be worried. If you suspect that someone you know is sexually abusing a child, or if you are worried about your own thoughts or behaviour towards children ring the Stop it Now! freephone helpline now for confidential advice.

When ordering please quote item code post01 Available in A3, A4 and A5sizes

lost for words poster

Lost for Words Poster

Poster text reads: The thought that someone you know or love may be sexually abusing a child is one of the hardest things to face. But it is better to talk over the situation with someone than to discover later that you were right to be worried. If you suspect that someone you know is sexually abusing a child, or if you are worried about your own thoughts or behaviour towards children ring the Stop it Now! freephone helpline now for confidential advice.

When ordering please quote item code post02. Available in A3, A4 and A5 sizes

lost for words woman

Lost for Words Poster

Poster text reads: The thought that someone you know or love may be sexually abusing a child is one of the hardest things to face. But it is better to talk over the situation with someone than to discover later that you were right to be worried. If you suspect that someone you know is sexually abusing a child, or if you are worried about your own thoughts or behaviour towards children ring the Stop it Now! freephone helpline now for confidential advice.

When ordering please quote item code post03. Available in A3, A4 and A5 sizes.

Also available as an A6 post card with the image on one side and text on the reverse

When ordering please quote item code pcard 02

see no evil

Hear No Evil See No Evil

Poster text reads: Child sexual abusers may be a child's father, step-parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle. In many cases, family members and friends suspect that something is wrong but are unsure or lack the confidence to take action. If you suspect that someone you know is sexually abusing a child, or if you are worried about your own thoughts or behaviour towards children, ring the Stop it Now! freephone helpline now for confidential advice.

When ordering please quote item code post04. Available in A3, A4 and A5 sizes

no sex please

No Sex Please We Are Children

Poster text reads: Childhood should be a time of excitement when children can discover the world and develop at their own pace. Sadly, too many are denied this opportunity because they are sexually abused. In most cases the abuser is someone the child knows and trusts, maybe a parent, baby-sitter or neighbour.But something can be done - it is the responsibility of all adults to prevent sexual abuse by recognising the signs of abusive behaviour at an early stage and taking action to protect children. If you suspect that someone you know is sexually abusing a child, or if you are worried about your own thoughts or behaviour towards children ring the Stop it Now! freephone helpline now for confidential advice.

When ordering please quote item code post05. Available in A3, A4 and A5 sizes.

just good friends

Just Good Friends?

Poster text reads: Of course children and young people need the opportunity to explore and develop sexually throughout their childhood. But they also need help in setting boundaries when relating to their brothers, sisters, cousins and friends. What appears to be a safe and mutual activity may in fact be harmful. If you are concerned that a child's behaviour may be inappropriate or abusive, or you are worried about your own thoughts or behaviour towards children, ring the Stop it Now! freephone helpline now for confidential advice.

When ordering please quote item code post06. Available in A3, A4 and A5 sizes

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Helpline number card

Small laminated card (credit card size) with helpline and website details.

When ordering please quote item code: stopcard

boy

Most victims of child sexual abuse can't ask for help. You can.

Poster text reads: Most children don't talk about sexual abuse. So we have to. If you're worried about someone's behaviour with a child or use of illegal websites, the sooner you act the sooner you stop the damage. Call us confidentially for help or visit http://www.stopitnow.org.uk/

girl

1 in 6 children are sexually abused.

Poster text reads: Most children don't talk about sexual abuse. So we have to. If you're worried about someone's behaviour with a child or use of illegal websites, the sooner you act the sooner you stop the damage. Call us confidentially for help or visit http://www.stopitnow.org.uk/

man

Worried a child is being sexually abused? It helps to talk.

Poster text reads: We know it is hard to talk about child sexual abuse. But 1 in 6 children are victims and it won't stop unless we find a way. If you're concerned about your own, or someone else's behaviour with a child or use of illegal websites, call us confidentiality for help or visit http://www.stopitnow.org.uk/

woman

Worried a child is being sexually abused? There is someone you can talk to.

Poster text reads: We know it is hard to talk about child sexual abuse. But 1 in 6 children are victims and it won't stop unless we find a way. If you're concerned about your own, or someone else's behaviour with a child or use of illegal websites, call us confidentiality for help or visit http://www.stopitnow.org.uk/

A third of sexually abused children are keeping a family secret.

Poster text reads: Most children don’t talk about sexual abuse. So we have to. If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s behaviour with a child, or use of illegal websites, the sooner you act the sooner you stop the damage. Call us confidentially for help or visit www.stopitnow.org.uk