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, training, 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.

The new procedures (2020) are also available to download as an app.


Train the trainer sessions

We run train the trainer sessions where professionals in Wales can learn how to deliver their own prevention training. 


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 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).


Child sexual abuse prevention webinars

We run two types of webinars to help people prevent child sexual abuse.

Preventing child sexual abuse and the Stop It Now! helpline
This webinar will help participants understand the scale and nature of child sexual abuse in the UK, the offending process, the public health model for prevention. It will also show how the Stop It Now! helpline can support professionals and those who have offended, both online and offline.

Understanding problematic sexual behaviour in young people
This webinar will explore the topic of problematic sexual behaviour (PSB) in young people by discussing what behaviours are age-expected and what are harmful, how to address these behaviours and how to support young people displaying these behaviours.

If you’re interested in attending, sign up to our newsletter for information on the next session.


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: safeguarding.wales


Practitioners toolkit

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

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Self-care

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

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