LFF welcomes moves to clean up the internet
While moves by Google, Bing and others are welcomed, much more can be done – not just by search engines and internet service providers. Read more.
Eradicating Child Sexual Abuse
What works to protect children from sexual abuse? What might be working elsewhere?
We're working hard to answer these questions. ECSA is a major programme collecting and comparing information from programmes and interventions across the world. We are keen to share information and collect more.
Read more here and get involved.
Some independent research is currently being undertaken looking at women’s experience of having a partner arrested on suspicion of possession of indecent images of children obtained over the Internet. Read more on our Inform page.
This child sexual abuse prevention campaign aims to increase public awareness of how to prevent abuse and reach people concerned about their own thoughts or behaviour or those of someone they know. www.stopitnow.org.uk
Confidential Freephone Helpline - 0808 1000 900 Confidential email service - email@example.com
If you have used the Stop it Now! Helpline, researchers are looking for your feedback. Visit the Stop it Now! website for more information on how you can help us impove the service for you and others.
Welcome to The Lucy Faithfull Foundation
The Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF) is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused. We work with entire families that have been affected by sexual abuse including: adult male and female sexual abusers; young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours; victims of abuse and other family members.
Drawing on our expert knowledge about child sexual abuse we offer a broad range of services for professionals and members of the public. These include: assessments, intervention and treatment of known offenders, case specific advice and support, training and development courses and workshops, educational programmes for internet offenders and their families, circles of support and accountability and internet safety seminars for schools (teachers, parents and children).
In 2002 The Lucy Faithfull Foundation established the prevention campaign, Stop it Now! UK and Ireland which supports adults to protect children through providing information; educating parents, carers and other members of the public; training those who work with children and families and running a Freephone confidential helpline – 0808 1000 900/ firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on Stop it Now! UK and Ireland is available from the website – www.stopitnow.org.uk.
LFF also runs a website specifically for parents and carers; www.parentsprotect.co.uk, designed to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and provide positive messages about what parents, carers and other adults can do to protect children.
Working to prevent online child sexual offending
Initial research findings into the motivations, behaviour and actions of people who view indecent images of children (often referred to as child pornography) have been released by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation.
The qualitative research involved hearing from Internet Offenders in their own words about what prompted them to begin viewing indecent images of children; how their illegal behaviour developed over time; methods used to find and view images; potential strategies for desisting; and how they are managing this behaviour at present.
It is hoped the research will lead to the development and implementation of new strategies to tackle the global problem of indecent images of children, in particular to prevent the first viewing of child sexual abuse images.
Support the Lucy Faithfull Foundation
If you would like to know more about how you can support the work the Foundation does to protect children
visit our 'how you can help' pages.
Vote for us in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund
We have been shotlisted for a Lloyds Bank Community Fund award. If successful, we will receive £3,000 to deliver Parents Protect! sessions in Birmingham. Vote for us here: https://communityfund.lloydsbank.com/voting/cf_org_vote_profile.asp?cfr=989DBE