• What we all need to know to protect children who are at higher risk of harm

    15 July 2021

    Our new ‘What we all need to know’ leaflets address the specific risks to children who are at higher risk of harm, and give vital information including how to protect children from abuse, recognising warning signs in both children and adults, and how to approach challenging conversations with your children.

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  • New partnership to prevent child sexual abuse in Ireland

    9 June 2021

    Stop It Now! UK and Ireland has expanded to help keep more children safe with our new Stop It Now! Ireland project. The launch saw child protection professionals from Ireland coming together to help prevent child sexual abuse with the new confidential helpline and tailored Ireland webpages.

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  • Generation Porn – is mainstream pornography shaping children’s sexual understanding?

    17 May 2021

    Our principal practitioner discusses the impact of porn on child sexual abuse and children’s understanding of sex and relationships. New research suggests that the majority of teens aged 16-17 have recently seen pornography online, sparking calls by parents and campaigners for the government to introduce age verification for users of porn sites.

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  • Preventing harmful sexual behaviour and abuse in schools

    29 March 2021

    Reports of sexual abuse, harassment, and assault have been in the headlines after a website was set up for schoolchildren to post about their experiences, with much abuse taking place in schools. The statistics will be a surprise to lots of people, but it does mean that there’s lots we can all do to prevent this harm from happening in the first place.

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  • Lessons need to be learnt from inquiry into football and child sexual abuse

    18 March 2021

    The brave and public disclosure of historic abuse by a professional football player led to hundreds of other complaints by players in the professional and amateur game. There is lots we can take away from this disclosure to help keep children safe from abuse in sport and other clubs, with better disclosure schemes, educating children on what is acceptable behaviour and ensuring adults know how to spot the signs of abuse.

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