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New look, same mission: why we've rebranded

You might have noticed that we look a little bit different – we have just rebranded. While we’re still the same organisation with the same purpose – to prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation – we needed to update our identity to one that reflects who we are today as well as our plans for the future. Who we are The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is a child protection charity that works to stop child sexual Read More

Conversations with strangers: launching our new film Spotlight to deter online grooming

With research finding that more than one in four (28%) UK adults regularly speak with people they do not know online, today we are pleased to announce the release of a new online film warning adults engaging in sexual conversations with under-16s that this behaviour is illegal and has severe consequences. Beyond the harm done to the children groomed, these consequences include irreversibly damaging the adult’s relationships with Read More

Advancing child sexual abuse prevention: a conversation with Jon Brown, chair of the NOTA prevention committee

In collaboration with the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse (NOTA), we are delighted to be co-hosting an online conference on 22 November, which will focus on preventing child sexual abuse, best practice, and identifying gaps in what we all need to know. Ahead of the event, we sat down with Jon Brown, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Barnardo’s and Chair of the NOTA Prevention Committee, to discuss his hopes Read More

A year on the front line: reflections on the first 12 months of our project to tackle harmful sexual behaviour in schools

Laura Nott, Schools Project Manager at The Lucy Faithfull Foundation In June 2020, a wave of revelations about rape culture and harmful sexual behaviour in schools made media headlines through the Everyone’s Invited movement. This prompted a cross-governmental response and an Ofsted review found: “The issue is so widespread that it needs addressing for all children and young people… schools, colleges and Read More

Launching our pioneering website Shore to help teenagers tackle harmful sexual behaviour

Today we are proud to announce the launch of Shore – a safe space for teenagers worried about sexual behaviour. Designed especially for young people aged 13-18, as covered in the Guardian today, our Shore website is a dedicated and confidential resource tailored for teenagers concerned about their own or someone else's sexual thoughts and behaviour. Why do we need Shore? Research shows that under-18s Read More

CEO Deborah Denis on Woman's Hour

Today, it has been a great privilege to talk to BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour as part of their series ‘The Knock’, alongside Rachel Armitage, Professor of Criminology at The University of Huddersfield. The series details the stories of two women whose lives were changed forever after being told that a male loved one had been arrested for sexual offences against children. Enormous courage The two women taking Read More

Stop It Now! Ireland Conference: A pivotal moment in the fight against child sexual abuse in Ireland

Today, Google welcomes us for the first in-person Stop It Now! Ireland conference in Dublin. The event, called Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: A Public Health Approach, brought together experts and key professionals responsible for child protection to discuss strategies to eradicate child sexual abuse and exploitation in Ireland. "We are extremely grateful to Google for hosting our first in-person Stop It Now conference in Read More

Placing the child at the centre of our approach: how we work to support children under 12

As some children grow and develop, they display sexual behaviour that might be problematic for themselves or their peers. But with early intervention to prioritise their needs, and while recognising any harm they may have done, we can guide these children towards healthy behaviour. Each child’s behaviour is unique and shaped by their different backgrounds and life experiences. There is no ‘standard’ child we work Read More

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