How we prevent child sexual abuse

We are at the forefront of work to prevent child sexual abuse. As a child protection charity, we campaign and raise awareness across the UK to help adults to do their part to stop child sexual abuse by addressing personal, family and community concerns.

Wherever we work, we build community strength and help families to know the steps to keep their children safe from sexual abuse.

How we prevent child sexual abuse

Our confidential helpline, new live chat and secure messaging service are here for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse and its prevention – whether they’re worried about their own thoughts, feelings and behaviour, or about another adult or young person.

Callers do not need to give identifying information, so can remain anonymous. We speak to thousands of people every year, and help them take action to protect children and young people from sexual abuse and exploitation.

We work with politicians, the police, professionals and members of the public in Wales and in Scotland so that everyone knows what they can do to keep children safe.

Our Parents Protect website has support and information for parents, grandparents and carers who want to know what they can do to protect their children offline and online.

We have online self-help resources for people concerned about their online behaviour, and for people concerned about their thoughts and behaviour towards children.

Our national campaign works to deter people from online offending, and so keeps children safe.


You can read about our achievements and milestones in our ten year report and our ten year timeline. You can also read more about our impact on child sexual abuse prevention.

Our ten year report covers the operation of the helpline and the work of the campaign from 2002-2012.

Report 2002-2012

Ten year timeline

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