Supporting practitioners

Helping you to protect children from sexual abuse

As part of The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, we provide a range of services for organisations, practitioners and the public to help prevent child sexual abuse. This includes risk assessments and intervention, trainings, consultancy, and public education. 

Our confidential helpline is here for anyone worried about child sexual abuse and its prevention, including professionals looking for advice. You can call, use our confidential live chat or send us a secure message.

Our experienced advisors speak to thousands of people every year and help them act to protect children and young people from sexual abuse and exploitation. You can speak to experienced advisors in English and Welsh. We can also arrange for our trusted interpreters to translate the call into over 200 different languages.

Our training is available for practitioners and frontline staff across Wales, including people who work with children, young people and families. This includes social workers, teachers, health professionals, local authority staff, youth workers, faith organisations and voluntary sector organisations.

Train the trainer sessions

We run train the trainer sessions where professionals in Wales can learn how to deliver their own prevention training. Download our train the trainer events leaflet to find out more and sign up for our newsletter to receive upcoming dates.

Our public education sessions

We provide public education sessions for parents, carers or professionals. Our sessions aim to help them protect children from sexual harm. 

Every session is focused on preventing child sexual abuse or exploitation and is tailored to each group. They can help you understand how to keep children safe online, how to prevent harmful sexual behaviour and the signs of child sexual exploitation. 

We are looking for people or groups to host these sessions. This would involve providing a venue and inviting attendees and then one of our team will deliver the session. If you’re interested in hosting a session, please get in touch with the team.

For further details on the sessions and how to book, please download English Public Sessions Leaflet (pdf) or the Welsh Public Sessions Leaflet (pdf).

Multi-agency webinars

We offer a selection of multi-agency webinars suitable for professionals. Sign up for our newsletter to receive upcoming dates, or to book onto any of the below webinars please contact the Wales team.

Conwy Borough country Families First project

Conwy Borough County Families First has funded us to deliver protective sessions for families and professionals. We are keen to build on our strong local links in Conwy to help more families in the area. 

Organisations in Conwy who would like to book a session can download our English Conwy flyer (pdf) or the Welsh Conwy Flyer (pdf).

What to do if you need to report abuse

As a professional, if you have a concern about child sexual abuse you should follow your own organisation’s policy and procedures for safeguarding and child protection.

Under the Wales Safeguarding Procedures, should a parent or other individual share any concern with you regarding any type of abuse (abuse of a child or an adult) you have a statutory responsibility under the procedures to report this information direct to your local social services. It is not a matter of personal choice to report or not report.

Advice about where to report is within the procedures:

Practitioners toolkit

Download our latest toolkit to find out more about child sexual abuse and its prevention.

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Visit our practitioner’s self-care pages for support and advice on mental wellbeing. 

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