Stop It Now! Wales Newsletter

Welcome to the Stop It Now! Wales newsletter

This newsletter will help you keep up-to-date with everything going on in the Stop It Now! Wales team, from new projects, staff news to statistics of our impact. This page will be updated frequently, and you can  sign up to receive a notification so you don’t miss the latest.


We’re recruiting! Join our mission to keep children safe 

We are looking for a highly motivated Primary Prevention Project Worker to promote and support the delivery of the Stop It Now! Wales campaign across North Wales.

For more information and a copy of the job pack please visit our website.

Closing date for applications (no CV’s) is on 12 March 2021 at 9:00am, with interviews held w/c 29 March 2021 (Covid-19 dependent).

Other recruitment news: our team in Wales is continuing to grow. We have recently welcomed Ceren as our newest member in Wales to the Stop It Now! helpline. Ceren is a fluent Welsh speaker and will work alongside the helpline staff to answer calls in both Welsh and English.


Covid-19 update

Here in Wales we have been faced with many challenges throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The last twelve months have been truly unprecedented and navigating through this time remains a challenge for everyone, particularly vulnerable children and families. That is why, here at Stop It Now! Wales and The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, we are more dedicated than ever to help keep children safe and will continue to do everything we can to prevent child sexual abuse throughout our organisation.


Multi-agency webinar days

We are excited to announce that Stop It Now! Wales, in conjunction with The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, will be hosting four free to attend webinars in the coming weeks. The 2020/2021 dates are now all fully booked however, please watch out for new dates in May and June which will be announced shortly. The webinars are repeated, so you only need to book onto one.

These webinars will be hosted by Tom Squire, clinical manager and Dr Ian Burke, registered clinical & forensic psychologist, who both work with The Lucy Faithfull Foundation.

If you are interested in booking or would like to learn more, please make sure you sign up to receive our newsletter.


Our projects for parents, carers and at-risk families

We offer a range of public education sessions for parents, carers and professionals as part of our Welsh Government funded ‘Keeping Children Safe’ project. If you are interested in learning more about these sessions then please check out our flyers in English and Welsh.

Our Early Intervention and Parents Protect Plus projects provide support and intervention advice for vulnerable and at-risk families in Wales. Both of these programmes can be accessed on a referral basis – please look at our flyers, in English and Welsh, for details about how to refer a family or individual onto either of these services.


NEW Child sexual abuse investigations: A guide for parents and carers

We’ve been working closely with the Welsh Government to finalise our new guide, which provides practical information for parents and carers who are dealing with the disclosure of child sexual abuse. The guide will be published on our website in the coming weeks. If you are interested in hearing more, please contact the team now.


Train the trainer / Stop It Now! champions

We also deliver two half days or one full day “train the trainer” workshops to practitioners in a group setting. The workshops are suitable for professionals who support, or work with, families and children/young people, so that they can deliver their own sessions or include our messages within their daily work.  If you are interested in attending, please contact the team now to book onto the workshop. We are able to offer these training events virtually, if required.


Parents Protect online learning films

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has recently created 12 new animated films that aim to inform parents, carers and professionals about the risks of child sexual abuse, how to prevent harm from happening in the first place, and where to get help if something has already happened.

The films cover topics such as ‘understanding child sexual abuse’, ‘the effects of sexual abuse on children’, ‘why children don’t tell about abuse’ and ‘what to do if you suspect abuse’. There’s also information on the warning signs of abuse in both children and adults, and how to make a family safety plan. The films, which are part of our learning programme, are available to watch on our Parents Protect website.


Saving Futures: National Assembly for Wales Cross Party Group on Preventing Child Sexual Abuse (sponsored by Jayne Bryant MS)

Our next virtual meeting of the Cross-Party Group is being held on 4th March 2021 at 12.00- 1.00pm and will focus on the importance of amplifying lesser heard voices of black and other minority children who are abused.

We are delighted that Jahnine Davis, founder and director of Listen Up Research, will join us to discuss her findings. Further details and speakers will be confirmed soon. If you would like more information or want to attend the event, please contact Claire Short at cshort@stopitnow.org.uk.

 


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