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Working to prevent child sexual abuse
Child sexual abuse is a major public health problem affecting more than a million children under the age of 16 in the UK.
Stop It Now! is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse.
We work to prevent abuse from happening in the first place and to prevent it from happening again if it already has. Find out about the support we provide to parents and carers and the tools and advice we offer to professionals.
Where abuse has already taken place we work with all those affected including men and women who have sexually abused children; young people with harmful sexual behaviour; children with concerning sexual behaviours; victims of abuse, and other family members.
However, we also work with families, adults, and young people where abuse has not taken place to help them keep themselves and others as safe as possible.
Every year we help thousands of people act to protect children from harm. We are part of The Lucy Faithfull Foundation.
Child sexual abuse is preventable, not inevitable. So we will work tirelessly to protect all children, by:
- providing direct support to individuals in a position to prevent abuse including those affected by abuse and those perpetrating it or at the risk of doing so
- sharing our expertise and resources with organisations and governments worldwide to make children safer today
- driving forward new interventions to protect children against tomorrow’s threats.
Meet our team
Wales national manager
Claire Short joined the Stop It Now! Wales team in April 2012 and leads the campaign for the prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation. She covers South and West Wales and delivers early interventions with parents and carers along with a wide range of specialist training to professionals and practitioners.
- Email Claire for Stop It Now! South and West Wales enquiries or call 07720 590 129
Wales assistant national manager
Gillian Jones also joined the Stop It Now! Wales team in April 2012 and is based in Flintshire. She delivers early interventions with parents and carers and a wide range of specialist training to professionals, and practitioners in North Wales local authority areas and Powys.
- Email Gillian for Stop It Now! South and West Wales enquiries or call 07803 629 628
Sarah joined the Stop It Now! Wales team in September 2020 and is based in South Wales. She delivers public education sessions to parents, carers, professionals, and practitioners in South and West Wales local authority areas.
- Email Sarah for Stop It Now! South and West Wales enquiries or call 07936 957591
Katy joined Stop It Now! Wales in October 2023 and is based in North Wales. She delivers public education sessions to parents, carers, professionals, and practitioners in North and East Wales local authority areas.
- Email Katy for Stop It Now! North Wales enquiries or call 07512 302619
Chair of the Stop It Now! action group
David is the volunteer chair of the Stop It Now! Wales action group, our group that networks and coordinates some of the work in Wales with other partners. David is the retired Director of Education and Leisure for Caerphilly County Borough Council and has supported Stop It Now! Wales since 2009 as a volunteer.
Support for parents and carers
Understand more about child sexual abuse and how to support your child if they have been affected.
Find advice and guidance on supporting children and families affected by abuse.