Stop it Now! Helpline Evaluation

Stop it Now! is an innovative programme that aims to prevent child sexual abuse via interventions and advice aimed at potential or actual perpetrators, or their families, friends or relatives. It began in the USA and was launched in the UK in 2002. Ten years later, Stop it Now! launched in the Netherlands (April 2012).

Evaluating the UK and the Netherlands Helplines

An evaluation is now underway of the two Helplines. The findings from this evaluation will be synthesised and used to develop a toolkit outlining how similar programmes could be implemented elsewhere in the EU. The toolkit will be tested with project partners.

We'll also be disseminating the results in collaboration with relevant European and International stakeholders, culminating in a one day Stop it Now! Europe Conference in London in May 2014.

The evaluation will ultimately support the prevention of child sexual abuse across Europe, by:

Project funders and delivery team

It is a European Commission co-funded project, under Daphne III, and is being led by NatCen Social Research's Crime and Justice Team, in partnership with Stop it Now! UK, de Waag/Stop it Now! the Netherlands, Prevention Project Dunkelfeld, Germany, and Save the Children, Finland.

Evaluation timeline and methodology

The evaluation will take place between January 2013 - November 2013. It consists of:

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