Stop It Now! Wales

Welcome to Stop It Now! Wales

Stop It Now! Wales is a child sexual abuse prevention project working across the country to ensure that parents, carers and frontline staff are as best placed as they can be to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation.

We believe that child sexual abuse is preventable and that all adults have a role to play in protecting children from sexual harm. This can be best achieved when adults are alert to the signs of child sexual abuse, including the behaviour that someone who might pose a risk to children can display, and knowing where they can seek help and advice.

We work closely with local authorities, LSCBs, police, the Welsh Government, the voluntary sector, families and communities.

We work to make Wales’ children and young people safer by:

  • disseminating information around preventative measures that adults can take to protect children from sexual abuse
  • delivering child sexual abuse awareness seminars to parents and carers
  • delivering child protection and safeguarding training to multi-agency professionals

Our services have been independently evaluated by Cardiff University. The final report was very positive. It found that “the overwhelming majority of participants saw benefits in attending a Stop It Now! Wales session”. You can read the full report here.

Stop It Now! Wales is staffed by one full-time member based in South Wales and one part-time member based in North Wales. Between them, they offer services across Wales.

The project is hosted by the NSPCC in Cardiff.

Stop It Now! Wales runs the Stop It Now! Action Group which meets quarterly.

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