The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is a registered child protection charity which works across the UK to prevent child sexual abuse. It runs many projects, including
Stop It Now! UK and Ireland and Parents Protect! Browse this website for more on the foundation
Our Projects
Stop it Now! reaches out to adults concerned about their own behaviour towards children, or that of someone they know, as well as professionals, survivors and protective adults. It runs a Freephone confidential Helpline.Click here to visit the stop it now! website
Parents Protect! targets parents, carers and other protective adults with information and advice to help them prevent child sexual abuse.Click here to visit the parents protect! website

Welcome to The Lucy Faithfull Foundation

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation (LFF) is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to reducing the risk of children being sexually abused. We work with entire families that have been affected by sexual abuse including: adult male and female sexual abusers; young people with inappropriate sexual behaviours; victims of abuse and other family members.

Drawing on our expert knowledge about child sexual abuse we offer a broad range of services for professionals and members of the public. These include: assessments, intervention and treatment of known offenders, case specific advice and support, training and development courses and workshops, educational programmes for internet offenders and their families, circles of support and accountability and internet safety seminars for schools (teachers, parents and children).

In 2002 The Lucy Faithfull Foundation established the prevention campaign, Stop it Now! UK and Ireland which supports adults to protect children through providing information; educating parents, carers and other members of the public; training those who work with children and families and running a Freephone confidential helpline – 0808 1000 900/ help@stopitnow.org.uk. More information on Stop it Now! UK and Ireland is available from the website – www.stopitnow.org.uk.

LFF also runs a website specifically for parents and carers; www.parentsprotect.co.uk, designed to raise awareness of child sexual abuse and provide positive messages about what parents, carers and other adults can do to protect children.

What's new? The 'Yours Faithfully' Campaign.... read more

Working to prevent online child sexual offending

Initial research findings into the motivations, behaviour and actions of people who view indecent images of children (often referred to as child pornography) have been released by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation.

The qualitative research involved hearing from Internet Offenders in their own words about what prompted them to begin viewing indecent images of children; how their illegal behaviour developed over time; methods used to find and view images; potential strategies for desisting; and how they are managing this behaviour at present.

It is hoped the research will lead to the development and implementation of new strategies to tackle the global problem of indecent images of children, in particular to prevent the first viewing of child sexual abuse images. 

Download and read the 'Research Briefing' - including recommendations for Government and others.

Support the Lucy Faithfull Foundation

If you would like to know more about how you can support the work the Foundation does to protect children
visit our 'how you can help' pages.