• Child sexual abuse strategy announced by home secretary

    4 July 2019

    The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced plans to publish a new cross-government strategy to tackle child sexual abuse. The strategy will focus on both online and offline abuse, and will bring together different government departments, charities and other organisations to coordinate the different ways they work to keep children safe. In September, Mr Javid announced a […]

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  • News from the Internet Watch Foundation

    24 April 2019

    According to data released today by The Internet Watch Foundation, 105,047 URLs containing child sexual abuse imagery (CSAI) or videos were identified and blocked over the last year, an increase of more than a third on the year before. The IWF have said that much of the increase was due to an improvement in the technology […]

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  • The Lucy Faithfull Foundation response to the government’s online harms white paper

    8 April 2019

    The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse. It works with entire families affected by or concerned about abuse including: adult male and female sexual abusers; young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours; victims of abuse and other family members; front-line workers and professionals. In response to […]

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  • Home Secretary announces funding for The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

    15 March 2019

    The Home Office has today announced funding to The Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s Stop It Now! helpline of £600,000. The confidential helpline has been running in the UK since 2002. It deals with all aspects of child sexual abuse prevention, including direct contact abuse, child grooming, and harmful sexual behaviour of a child or young person. The funding boost comes following a sharp 65% […]

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  • Campaign urges welsh public to act to protect children from risk of abuse

    13 November 2018

    Stop it Now! Wales has launched a new pan-Wales campaign aimed at tackling child sexual abuse by enabling the public to play a more active part in preventing the sexual abuse of children. Typically, responses to child sexual abuse in the UK have been triggered only after a child has disclosed that he or she […]

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