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Welcome to the Lucy Faithfull Foundation Wales newsletter

Welcome to the Spring edition of our quarterly newsletter, keeping you up-to-date with new projects, resources, training and the impact of our work.

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Breaking the stigma: reflecting on more than a decade of child sexual abuse prevention in Wales

We offer a wide range of services to help combat child sexual abuse in Wales.

In this blog, Lucy Faithfull Foundation Wales’ Claire Short and Gill Jones talk about how we’ve diversified our projects to meet a national need, and what the future of child sexual abuse prevention might look like.

Read our blog.


Book now: multi-agency training webinars

We are delighted to bring back our popular multi-agency webinars. Currently, we have two upcoming events suitable for professionals.

Working with children who display harmful sexual behaviour (12 years and under)

Date: 15 May 2024 (10:00 am – 12:30 pm)

Supporting families where a child has displayed harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) can bring many challenges to professionals. This webinar supports attendees in developing their confidence in identifying HSB in children and understanding the possible causes.

To register, please fill in the booking form, or for more information please contact Gill Jones at gjones@lucyfaithfull.org.uk.

Manga, Anime, and Hentai and the link to illegal content

Date: 4 June 2024 (10:00 am – 12:30 pm)

This webinar focuses on:

  • What is Manga, Anime and Hentai
  • How prevalent is the use of Hentai
  • Laws regarding Hentai and extreme pornography and Child Sexual Abuse Material
  • Research in the area of Hentai and illegal use
  • Considerations for assessment, intervention and management of illegal content

To register, please fill in the booking form, or for more information please contact Gill Jones at gjones@lucyfaithfull.org.uk.


Train-the-trainer sessions: new dates

We are continuing to deliver our train-the-trainer sessions for professionals who are interested and are currently employed in a role where they can deliver preventative work with parents.

This is a great opportunity for professional development, and we particularly welcome enquiries from practitioners who work with seldom-heard groups across Wales.

Date: 29 and 30 July 2024 (9:30 am – 12:30 pm on both days)

For more information please email swalton-jones@lucyfaithfull.org.uk.


Project highlights

Throughout 2023/24 we have been working in partnership with Plant Dewi working with families in rural areas across West Wales. We have met with parents from the Young Parents Project, Families Together groups and family centre. Parents who have attended our education sessions gave positive feedback:

“I have really enjoyed the sessions with Lucy Faithfull Foundation Wales. I have learnt a lot about the importance of explaining private parts to children with the correct words, the signs of exploitation and the risk of social media. The facilitator made me feel really engaged in all sessions and I have learnt a lot about the different signs to look out for with children of all ages.”

The feedback from family centre staff highlights the benefit for families they support:

“Sessions delivered by Lucy Faithfull Foundation Wales are beneficial for our young parents. They are full of valuable and important information from babies up to teenagers. Topics discussed are sensitive but important to share, LFF Wales delivers the sessions in a fun and professional way.”

For more information about our keeping children safe public education sessions, please get in touch wales@lucyfaithfull.org.uk.


Elsewhere at our Foundation

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation recently published their ground-breaking Faithfull Paper all about situational prevention – the simple, practical and applicable guide to preventing child sexual abuse.

With estimates showing that more than one in six children will be sexually abused before the age of 16, prevention is crucial and this paper provides tangible, everyday steps to ensure that children are kept safe from harm.

Read our blog about situational prevention.


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