The child protection charity The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is urging more responsible reporting of child sexual abuse issues and the efforts to address such abuse following the sensationalist approach taken this week by media outlets regarding St Helena. The Foundation condemns such sensationalist editorial lines, given the potential negative effect that such coverage is likely to have on efforts to tackle and prevent abuse.
What works to protect children from sexual abuse? What might be working elsewhere?
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This child sexual abuse prevention campaign aims to increase public awareness of how to prevent abuse and reach people concerned about their own thoughts or behaviour or those of someone they know. www.stopitnow.org.uk
Confidential Freephone Helpline - 0808 1000 900 Confidential email service - firstname.lastname@example.org
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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/ email@example.com. 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