Articles and Interviews

Issues surrounding child sexual abuse are regularly featured in the UK media. The Lucy Faithfull Foundation provides comment and advice to journalists and media professionals on these issues and we regularly feature in related articles. 

Social workers unsure how to assess cases of harmful sexual behaviour in children
Community Care, September 12 2012

Special report: Inside the mind of a sex offender
Channel 5 News, September 11 2013

Better training needed to spot child abuse says charity director
ITV Central News, August 27 2013

Focus on preventing abuse
Tivy Side Advertiser, July 26 2013

Pressure on Google over child abuse warnings
The Times, July 27 2013

Online alert might have halted us, say child sex viewers
The Times, July 27 2013

Online child abuse addict: 'I was curious about images of teenage girls on the internet - a bit like car crashes. There's a fatal fascination'.
The Independent, July 23 2013

David Cameron's porn speech in full
politics.co.uk, July 22 2013

Google donates just 90 seconds' profit to charity policing child abuse
The Guardian, May 31 2013

Police overwhelmed by tsunami of child sex abuse images
ITV, May 31 2013

Adult porn drawing users towards illegal images of abuse
ITV, May 30 2013

Rise in web child abuse images
ITV, May 28 2013

Rise in reports of children sexually abusing children
BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, May 23 2013

Online child abuse addict: 'I was curious about images of teenage girls on the internet - a bit like car crashes. There's a fatal fascination'
The Independent, July 23 2013

David Cameron's porn speech in full
politics.co.uk, July 22 2013

Google donates just 90 seconds' profit to charity policing child abuse
The Guardian, May 31 2013

Police overwhelmed by tsunami of child sex abuse images
ITV, May 31 2013

Adult porn drawing users towards illegal images of abuse
ITV, May 30 2013

Rise in web child abuse images
ITV, May 28 2013

Rise in reports of children sexually children
BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, May 23 2013

Suffering caused by child sex abuse motivates Epsom woman to run marathon
Local Guardian, April 15 2013 and This is Local London

Police detections of child porn images increases by 48%
BBC News, February 23 2013

Can child porn users be treated?
BBC Online, February 23 2013

Would you befriend a paedophile?
BBC News London, February 15 2013

Staffordshire Police doubles child exploitation team
BBC News Stoke & Staffordshire, February 11 2013

Loughton proposes tighter controls to prevent child abuse in entertainment industry
Children and Young People Now, January 11 2013

The charity dedicated to tackling child sexual abuse has called for a new national strategy led by the Government
Politics Home, January 11 2013

Paedophilia: bringing dark desires to light
Guardian, January 3 2013

Government urged to develop national child sexual abuse strategy
Children and Young People Now, December 20 2012

Boys get their sex education from pornography, MPs say
The Telegraph, December 20 2012

Record number of calls to child sexual abuse Helpline
This is South Wales, December 20 2012

Charities urge action to tackle child sexual abuse
The Guardian, December 19 2012

Generation sex: teenagers fall foul of law
Channel 4 News, December 12 2012

Young teenagers 'turned into criminals by sex texts': Increasing numbers being arrested with many ending up on sex offenders' register
Daily Mail, December 12, 201

BBC scandal exposes cover-up of host Jimmy Savile's pedophilia, fueling public broadcaster's foes
Democracy NOW!, November 13, 2012

Campaign launched to better protect Suffolk children from sexual abuse
Diss Express, November 8, 2012

Preventing children from sexual abuse
Suffolk police news, November 6, 2012

Conference will launch campaign to fight child sex abuse
BuryFreePress, November 6, 2012

If every one of us is vigilant we can stop the next Savile
The Independent, October 28, 2012

To keep children safe we must look beyond the BBC
The Guardian, October 24, 2012

Savile police files from 2009 to be reviewed
Sky News, October 24, 2012

'Patchy' support for families of child porn suspects
Radio 1 Newsbeat, August 15, 2012

Police help parents spot child abuse on own homes
Scotsman, July 31, 2012

Online child abuse images 'becoming more extreme, sadistic and violent'
Guardian, 14 June, 2012

Call for action over 'intra-familial' child sex abuse
BBC News, 10 April, 2012

Plea to police over lost offenders
This is London, 18 February, 2012

Metropolitan Police lose track of 123 sex offenders
BBC News, 18 February 2012

Government announces child exploitation action plan
Channel 4 News, November 23, 2011

Dealing with sexually harmful behaviour in children
Community Care, October 24, 2011

Convictions for sex offences on children up 60% in six years
BBC News, September 2, 2011

Nursery worker pleads guilty to abuse
Channel 4, June7, 2011

This is not the way to keep us safe from offenders
Guardian, February 18, 2011

When is a sex offender not a risk
BBC News, February 16, 2011

Son "had no idea" he committed abuse
Radio 4, December 2, 2010

Yorkshire roll out Circles UK paedophile scheme
BBC Look North, November 15, 2010

How social workers can best help the partners of child abusers
Community Care,  October 24, 2010 

Mixed reactions after Pope Benedict says paedophilia is 'illness'  
The Times, September 16, 2010

Only patchy services available for young sex abusers
Community Care. August 10, 2010

Probation staff admit to serious failures over sex offenders
Guardian, June 23, 2010

Befriending paedophiles
BBC 5 Live, April 21, 2010

Courts rapped for giving 'too short' jail terms to paedophiles who offend online
Observer, March 26, 2010

Facebook fears after sex offender logged on to murder
The Independent, March 9, 2010

Nine years jail for woman who abused schoolboy
The Northern Echo, February 27, 2010

Why would I want to sleep with a teacher?
Observer, December 2, 2009