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News from the Internet Watch Foundation

According to data released today by The Internet Watch Foundation, 105,047 URLs containing child sexual abuse imagery (CSAI) or videos were identified and blocked over the last year, an increase of more than a third on the year before. The IWF have said that much of the increase was due to an improvement in the technology it uses to detect and assess criminal content. Promisingly, they have also found that the proportion of images Read More

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation response to the government's online harms white paper

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse. It works with entire families affected by or concerned about abuse including: adult male and female sexual abusers; young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours; victims of abuse and other family members; front-line workers and professionals. In response to the government's Online Harms White Paper, Read More

Tackling the problem of young people getting into trouble online

Around a third of sexual offences against children and young people are carried out by other children and young people. So if we’re going to prevent sexual abuse towards children, we need to work with young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour. Sian Meader, our clinical manager for young people’s services, explains more about our young people’s project. Helping young people in the online Read More

Home Secretary announces funding for The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

The Home Office has today announced funding to The Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s Stop It Now! helpline of £600,000. The confidential helpline has been running in the UK since 2002. It deals with all aspects of child sexual abuse prevention, including direct contact abuse, child grooming, and harmful sexual behaviour of a child or young person. The funding boost comes following a sharp 65% rise in callers and visitors to the Read More

International Women's Day 2019

For this year’s International Women’s Day, we reflect on the life of our founder, Lucy Faithfull, and we speak to members of staff about their careers and experiences. As the first social worker to be appointed to the House of Lords, Baroness Lucy Faithfull used her life to tirelessly campaign for the powerless and voiceless.Lucy was ahead of her time, not least in recognising that if we are to protect children from Read More

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation features in a new book

We’re very proud that our staff at The Lucy Faithfull Foundation have been major contributors to the recently published ‘Sexual Crime and Prevention’ book, which brings together a thought-provoking collection of original contributions to the topic.   For more than twenty-five years, the Lucy Faithfull Foundation has worked to prevent abuse in the first instance, as well as prevent re-victimisation, and our staff Read More

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation publishes 2017-18 Annual Report

The latest annual report from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation demonstrates how we continue to pioneer child protection services. It’s now 25 years since the foundation was set up by Baroness Lucy Faithfull, and in that time we’ve worked with children and their families, professionals, and people who are concerned about their own behaviour. We’re serious about creating a world where child abuse and exploitation Read More

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation Statement on Facebook announcing removal of child nudity images

Facebook has today announced development of new software that allows it to automatically flag sexualised images of children. According to a BBC Online report, Facebook says its moderators have used the software to remove 8.7 million sexual images of children in just three months. The Lucy Faithfull Foundation responds to Facebook's announcement today as follows: "We welcome moves to make the internet a safer place for Read More

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