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Publications, resources, posters, leaflets

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

Materials are available by mail order though our central office:

Email: office@stopitnow.org.uk 
Tel: 01372 847160

When ordering, please include the following information:

Materials and Postage charges

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 to cover printing costs. 

The postage of all orders will need to be paid by the receiver. Please do contact us for information on charges.

Download for free - but please consider a donation

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 can make 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 PDF (2.8MB)
Download leaflet Welsh language version PDF (0.4MB)
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 PDF (1.6MB)
Download leaflet Welsh Version PDF (1.6MB)

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 PDF (4.6MB)
Download leaflet Welsh language version PDF (2.8MB)

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 PDF (3.1MB)
Download leaflet Welsh language version PDF (1.3MB)

When ordering please quote item code Stop04

Parents Protect! Helping you protect your children from sexual abuse

This leaflet details some of the key points made on the Parents Protect! website.
 
It gives advice around what we should all be thinking about and encourages people to find out more. You can also use the front page as a poster - at your workplace, community venue or school.
 

Download leaflet PDF (1MB)

When ordering please quote item code PP06

Parents Protect! Helping you protect children and young people from sexual abuse and exploitation

This leaflet helps us understand what child sexual exploitation is, what the signs and indicators are that a young person may be at risk and how we can prevent expolitation from happening.

Download leaflet PDF (1.3MB)

When ordering please quote item code PP05

Parents Protect! Smart rules for adults to share with children

When you are dealing with children there are no hard and fast rules. To help a child learn any set if rules it is important to go through them and explain why you want the child to remember them. This postcard details some SMART rules for parents and carers to share with their children.

Download postcard PDF (0.3MB)
 

When ordering please quote item code PP04

Parents Protect! Smart rules for adults to share with each other

Child sexual abuse is something we would rather not think or talk about - but the best way of protecting children is for adults to do just that! This postcard details some SMART rules for parents and carers to share with each other.

Download postcard PDF (0.3MB)

When ordering please quote item code PP03

Traffic light tools for recognising worrying sexual behaviour in children and young people

The two leaflets below are designed to help give parents and carers guidance and information to help them understand more about the difference between healthy and developmentally expected sexual exploration and play, in children of specific ages, and behaviour that is not appropriate and can cause harm to others or increase a child’s vulnerability.

Helping you understand the sexual development of children under the age of 5

This leaflet will help you understand the generally accepted range of behaviours linked to a child under the age of 5.

Download PDF (1.5MB)

Download Welsh language version PDF (1.5MB)

When ordering please quote item code PP02

Helping you understand the sexual development of children aged 5-11

This leaflet will help you understand the generally accepted range of behaviours linked to children aged 5-11 years.

Download PDF (1.5MB)

Download Welsh language version PDF (1.5MB)

When ordering please quote item code PP01

Traffic Light Tools for Professionals

The above traffic light tool materials are designed for parents, carers and other protective adults. For materials designed for use with, and by, professionals please see Brook: http://www.brook.org.uk/index.php/traffic-lights

Stop it Now! Helpline Ten Year Report 2002-2012

Our latest report covers the operation of the Helpline and the work of the Campaign from 2002-2012.

In Part One you will find statistics, case studies and information relating to the thousands of people the Helpline has assisted over the years. In Part Two you will read about the work of the Stop it Now! campaign and how it has helped hundreds of thousands of people in communities across the UK.

Download Report (3mb pdf)

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 (889kb pdf)

Stop it Now! Helpline Report 2005-2009 Executive Summary 

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

Download Report (174kb 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 approach.

Download report (1.8 mb) PDF

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

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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: post01a (A4), post01b (A3)

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: post02a (A4), post02b (A3)

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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: post03a (A4), post03b (A3)

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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: post04a (A4), post04b (A3)

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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: post05a (A4), post05b (A3)

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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/

When ordering please quote item code: post06 (A4)

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/

When ordering please quote item code: post07 (A4)

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/

When ordering please quote item code: post08 (A4)

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/

When ordering please quote item code: post09 (A4)

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

When ordering please quote item code: post10 (A4)