Funding - supporting our work to prevent child sexual abuse
While some of our projects receive some government funding, we are continually looking for new partnerships, donations and additional financial support for our work to prevent and protect children from sexual abuse. To find out more about donating to Stop it Now! visit our donations page.
We receive core funding for the Stop it Now! Helpline from the Public Protection and Mental Health Group (PPMHG) of the Ministry of Justice. Lucy Faithfull Foundation subsidises a third telephone line for caller follow-up support and donations help with running costs also. We are delighted that the PPMHG are continuing the funding into 2014/15. However, this is at a fixed rate and we are seeking funding from charitable sources to meet the increasing need for telephone and face-to-face follow up work.
England – Core Funding
The England campaign continued to work hard to raise the standard of frontline professional practice through organising regional training days in collaboration with partner agencies such as the police, early year’s services providers and community safety partnerships from 2010-2013. With funding form the Department for Education, the campaign reached over 4,754 workers and 27,484 parents and carers. It currently has no core funding.
England – Parents Protect! Across Communities
The Oak Foundation funded a 3-year pilot project to reach Black and Minority Ethnic communities in London, matching funding from City Bridge Trust funding for Stop it Now! in London. This project ended in March 2013. However, further funding from Oak Foundation is allowing us to extend some of this work across the UK and Europe.
England – Child Sexual Exploitation
The Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner has provided funding to run a child sexual exploitation awareness campaign across the county. The campaign is designed to help Surrey parents and carers better protect their children from sexual exploitation. It was commissioned to support activity already being carried out by Surrey Police and Surrey County Council.
Black Country and Birmingham
The Black Country and Birmingham project now falls under Stop! England as much of its primary funding from Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards was withdrawn in Autumn 2010.
Stop it Now! Wales is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government until March 2015. The campaign is seeking further funding to expand work with parents and carers across the country.
Stop it Now! Scotland is fully core-funded by the Scottish Government. All current project funding is provided by the Scottish Government Health Department (Survivor Scotland Strategy) and the Scottish Government Justice Department