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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

Turning the tide on online offending: Our CEO's message to the Policing Institute for The Eastern Region conference

Our CEO, Deborah Denis, was recently invited to speak at this year’s Policing Institute for the Eastern Region conference (PIER23) where she reflected on seven years of our campaign to deter online child sexual abuse.  PIER23 brought together speakers from across the UK and the world to look at the whole system response to online abuse, including the implications for victims, their families and Read More

Everyone's Safer in school: insights from one year of tackling harmful sexual behaviour

  In January 2022 we launched a project to tackle sexual harassment and online sexual abuse, which are growing issues for young people across the UK and globally.   At the end of the project’s first year, we’re thrilled to publish a report on what we’ve found so far. Everyone’s Safer was established in response to Ofsted’s rapid review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges in 2021 which Read More

Pioneering project to rehabilitate people who have committed sex offences

This month, we launch a trailblazing project to rehabilitate people who have committed sexual offences. Through Circles of Support and Accountability, we’ll be working with people in the West Midlands to help them to not offend again. Each circle includes 4 to 6 trained volunteers from the local community who help to support one person who has sexually offended. The circle provides practical skills and support to the person posing a Read More

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