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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

Deterring online child sexual abuse and exploitation: lessons from seven years of campaigning

Online child sexual abuse (CSA), involving making, viewing and sharing sexual images of children as well as online child sexual grooming, is a huge and growing problem in the UK and around the world. In 2015 it was estimated that 100,000 people in the UK regularly viewed sexual images of children; a number that will be significantly higher now. The fourth in our series of Faithfull Papers describes the development, evolution and lessons Read More


Today, we are delighted to publish the third in the series of our ‘Faithfull Papers’ all about the impact of our Family and Friends Forum. Launched in 2018, the forum is a space for family members and friends of people who have been viewing sexual images of children or sexually communicating with a child online. The report is based on an evaluation led by Professor Rachel Armitage (University of Huddersfield) to better Read More

Number of people seeking support about online child sexual abuse triples since the first lockdown

The Stop It Now! helpline, the UK’s only anonymous helpline that supports people worried about their own or someone else’s sexual thoughts or behaviour towards children, is urging men to be careful of their pornography viewing habits, as insights show that developing an interest in more extreme porn is a common pathway into online offending against children. This warning comes as new consumer research, shows nearly a third Read More

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