Success at Scottish Charity Awards 2021
5 October 2021
We are proud to announce that our #GetHelpOrGetCaught campaign won ‘Campaign of the Year’ at the 2021 Scottish Charity Awards.
Each year the Scottish Charity Awards are organised by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) to celebrate the best of the voluntary sector across the country.
Our campaign was produced in partnership with Police Scotland to deter adults grooming children and young people online. It also raised awareness of the confidential support that we offer to prevent child sexual abuse and stop abuse continuing, where it has already taken place.
The campaign had a huge impact with 79,000 people visiting our website and 185 accessing our self-help resources, designed for anyone concerned about their own illegal online behaviour.
Stuart Allardyce, director of Stop It Now! Scotland, said: “We’re thrilled to have won Campaign of the Year for our #GetHelporGetCaught campaign – thank you so much. As a child protection charity, our aim at Stop It Now! Scotland is to prevent children from being sexually abused, whether that’s online or offline. Child sexual abuse affects one in six children across the UK, and the number of adults posing a threat to children is growing. Our campaign is one way to tackle that problem, by telling adults who are offending or who might offend about the harm they cause, the consequences, and the support our helpline and website provide to stop their illegal behaviour.”