What People Say About Stop it Now!
Martin Narey, Chief Executive Barnardos -
"The innovative approach of the Stop it Now! Helpline allows people who are concerned about any aspect of child sexual abuse to talk about it in confidence. For families and friends, people working in the field of child sexual abuse and offenders, this is an invaluable resource."
Joelle Leader, Assistant Director Childline -
"ChildLine offenders a confidential service for children and young people, but not for adults, including adult abusers who may contact us. Our counsellors find the Stop it Now! Helpline service incredibly valuable as there is very little other help available for adults worrying about their behaviour and feelings towards children."
Jon Brown, Head of Strategy & Devlopment (Sexual Abuse) NSPCC -
"The Helpline provides a valuable opportunity for people to talk openly about risky sexual behaviour. It makes an important contribution to the protection of children and to sexual abuse prevention."
Chief Constable Paul West, ACPO Lead on the Management of Sexual Offenders and Violent Offenders -
"One of the Police service's most fundamental roles is to do whatever we can to protect people from harm. However, preventing and combating child sexual abause is not just the responsibilty of the Police service, it is everyone's responsibility. The more that adults can learn in order to raise awareness and understanding of the steps that can be taken to prevent child sexual abuse, the more children will be freed up to enjoy happy and fulfilling childhoods."
Peter Saunders FRSA, Chief Executive, National Association for People Abused in Childhood -
"Our work with survivors of abuse sometimes means we are contacted by people who sadly have become, or fear they may become, perpetrators. We are therefore extremely glad that the Stop it Now! campaign and Helpline exist and are very pleased to work alongside them. Both are vital in the fight to end childhood abuse."
Julie Shepherd, Area Head of Children, Schools and Families Directorate in Surrey -
"The service the Helpline provides is invaluable and offers alternative support and assistance to adults who offend. Its unique and non-punitive approach enables adults to engage with the process and to put into place safeguarding measures."
Public Protection & Mental Health Group -
"NOMS Public Protection and Mental Health Group (PPMHG) has supported Stop it Now! since 2002. PPMHG's support recognises the contribution made by the Helpline in protecting the public by offering a service that is easily accessible by any member of the public who needs advice and support, whether they are a potential offender or someone who is worried about the behaviour of a relative or aquaintance."
Stephen Hanvey, Chief Executive Circles UK -
"Making communities safer can be done in a variety of ways. The sensitive and highly effective work of the Stop it Now! Helpline is constantly proving itself to be an indispensable means for reducing child sexual abuse."
Jonathan Picken, BASPCAN (the British Association for the Study & Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect) -
Sexual abuse is all too often shrouded in secrecy. The important work undertaken by Stop it Now! UK and Ireland and its Helpline service make very significant contributions to the range of interventions needed to prevent abuse and protect children and young people."
Shaun Kelly, Head of Safeguarding, Action for Children
"If we are to fully address sexual abuse of children, we must be able to intervene early to prevent abuse. The Stop it Now! Helpline is an essential contribution to preventative services."
Sue Roughton, Designated Nurse, Nurse Consultant Safeguarding Children, NHS North Yorkshire & York
"Thanks for a fabulous Stop it Now! UK and Ireland conference - brilliant speakers, excellent organisation, good venue - what more could we ask for, and amazingly good value."