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Get the facts and pass them on
There are many myths and stereotypes surrounding the sexual abuse of children that actually get in the way of protecting children. By learning the facts around child sexual abuse – as well as what practical steps you can take to protect children – you are helping to ensure a safe childhood for the children in your life. You can also pass these on to your family, friends and colleagues. Visit our Parents Protect website for information.
Use our resources
You can use and pass on our posters and information leaflets, which have advice and tips on how to prevent child sexual abuse.
To prevent child sexual abuse, we need to start talking about it. The media is full of stories about children being harmed, normally by a stranger, and the stories are created after the abuse has taken place. The reality is that the abuser is more often known to the victim. Talk to your family, friends and colleagues about what you are doing to protect children and ask them to think about what they can do. Take some resources to your school, faith group or community centre to start a discussion.
Spread the word online
You can share our information and link to our website and social media on your own channels. Below is some suggested wording so that you can tell your networks about your ideas for prevention and what you are doing to protect children from harm, and help motivate others to do the same.
Want to do more?
If you work with families or children and would like more information, or if you have an idea about how we can spread prevention messages, we’d love to hear from you. . We would love to hear from anyone who wants to get involved. Contact our central office on 01372 847160 or email email@example.com.
Below is some suggested text that you could use. You do not need to ask us if you can add the link, but if you want to include a logo or any further information you can contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01372 847160.
Stop It Now! is a useful website for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse. The Stop It Now! campaign operates an anonymous and confidential freephone helpline for any adult with concerns including those worried about the sexual behaviour or another adult towards children, those worried about their own thoughts or behaviour towards children and those concerned about the worrying sexual behaviour of a child or young person.
Parents Protect is a child sexual abuse prevention and awareness website which helps parents and carers do the best they can to protect their children from sexual abuse. The site is a useful resource of information, guidance and resources.
Stop It Now! UK and Ireland also has a YouTube channel which features videos designed to raise awareness to the issue of child sexual abuse, also providing information on how to protect children from abuse. You can link to our channel on your website to help spread prevention messages.