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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

Should registered sex offenders be allowed to change their names?

Donald Findlater, director of The Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s Stop It Now! UK and Ireland helpline You might have noticed media coverage about how many registered sex offenders change their names. The Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s focus is to prevent child sexual abuse and we work with statutory and non-statutory partners to support all reasonable steps to achieve this goal. We believe the UK’s system of sex offender Read More

New study finds reduced viewing of sexual images of children after online CBT

By Dr Alexandra Bailey, Forensic Psychologist at The Lucy Faithfull Foundation and lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. Estimates from law enforcement suggest there are tens of thousands of people viewing sexual images of children online in the UK. The scale is such that police have said that we can’t arrest our way out of the problem. Our helpline and online self-help support people to stop this behaviour. And now, Read More

Our 2021-22 annual report: celebrating 30 years of The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

We are delighted to publish our 2021/22 annual report. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of The Lucy Faithfull Foundation and 20 years of the Stop It Now! UK and Ireland helpline.    Find out more below about our year or read the report for full details on our achievements and plans for the future.   The Stop It Now! helpline   Our Stop It Now! helpline supports anyone with a concern about Read More

Crossing the Line: An interview with our principal practitioner, Michael Sheath

Michael Sheath has been working with child sexual abuse offenders since 1987, first as a probation officer and then as Principal Practitioner at The Lucy Faithfull Foundation from 1997 onwards. In 1997, he received the Butler Trust Award for his work with male survivors of sexual abuse at HMP Blakenhurst. Coinciding with his sad departure from the Foundation after 25 years, he has published a collection of five theatrical monologues Read More

Stop It Now, Internet Watch Foundation and Pornhub launch first of its kind chatbot to prevent child sexual abuse

People trying to view sexual images of children online will trigger a first-of-its-kind chatbot, which has launched to help potential offenders stop their behaviour. The reThink chatbot, which has launched on adult website Pornhub, will engage with adult pornography users attempting to search for sexual imagery of children. It will then engage users in a conversation and signpost them to Stop It Now! UK and Ireland where they will Read More

Work in Wales and Scotland, online deterrence, our forum, and the future: The Lucy Faithfull Foundation at 30

For thirty years, the Lucy Faithfull Foundation has been at the cutting edge of offender rehabilitation and child sexual abuse prevention. While we have grown and expanded at a rapid pace, our goal of preventing child sexual abuse has never wavered and we continue to adapt our services to meet new challenges. This special anniversary blog post is the third in a three-part series on the history of The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, celebrating Read More

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