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Annual report showcases The Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s work to protect children

The latest figures from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation outline the impact of the range of child protection work carried out between April 2018 and March 2019, including some record-breaking numbers. In a year that saw a £600,000 funding boost from the Home Office, our Stop It Now! helpline took calls and emails from thousands of people. The money was granted to increase the number of operator hours on the helpline from January 2019 Read More

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

The government’s aim for the UK to be the safest place in the world to go online will soon be informed by the views of experts and the public. After publishing their online harms white paper in April, the government opened a consultation taking opinions from interested parties – including The Lucy Faithfull Foundation. 

Deborah Denis, director of fundraising and external relations at The Lucy Faithfull Read More

Child sexual abuse strategy announced by home secretary

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced plans to publish a new cross-government strategy to tackle child sexual abuse. The strategy will focus on both online and offline abuse, and will bring together different government departments, charities and other organisations to coordinate the different ways they work to keep children safe. In September, Mr Javid announced a partnership with The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, including a Read More

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

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