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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

CEO Deborah Denis appears on BBC News to discuss the role of AI in child sexual abuse

By Deborah Denis, Chief Executive of The Lucy Faithfull Foundation Recently, I was invited to talk to BBC News about their investigation into AI being used to create life-like sexual images of children. These illegal images are now being sold on the web. There is no doubt this is shocking and distressing, but sadly it is not surprising. Our experience over more than 30 years shows that some people who want to abuse and exploit Read More

Director of The Lucy Faithfull Foundation becomes chair of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse

We’re proud to announce that one of our directors has become the chair of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abuse (NOTA). Stuart Allardyce, who is responsible for Stop It Now! services in Scotland as well as research across the whole organisation, was elected NOTA chair at its annual conference in Cardiff, in May. Established in 1994, NOTA is the professional association in the UK and Ireland for professionals Read More

Crossing borders: collaborating for the global protection of children

By Vicky Young, Senior Helpline Manager at The Lucy Faithfull Foundation International collaboration is vital to prevent online child sexual abuse because this illegal behaviour knows no borders. It is important that agencies globally continue to share information and coordinate responses to best ensure that online sexual abuse is prevented and children are protected. This why I was delighted to be invited, alongside Ellen Janssen Read More

Government needs to go further to prevent and tackle child sexual abuse, according to major new alliance

Government issues response to Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) which found scale of child sexual abuse in England and Wales to be “horrific and deeply disturbing’. Over 64 organisations come together as IICSA Changemakers to welcome response but ask for a more appropriate commitment from Government to deliver meaningful and lasting change for children.   A new alliance formed to inspire Read More

Project Intercept: a million pound investment to revolutionise how we stop online child sexual abuse

We are delighted to announce today that Nominet, the public benefit internet company, responsible for operating the .UK domain, has awarded us nearly one million pounds to stop people from viewing sexual images and videos of children online. We will receive £930,000 over the course of three years to use behavioural science, partnerships, and innovation to rollout effective online warnings across the internet to Read More

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