Stop Press! – the Stop it Now! Newsletter
Our quarterly publication - 'Stop Press!' - gives an insight into what we have been doing and what we have coming up. Download our latest editions here:www.stopitnow.org.uk for more information.
What we do
Stop it Now! UK and Ireland is at the forefront of activity to prevent child sexual abuse. Campaigning and awareness-raising are essential tasks for local, regional and national projects in order to empower and enable adults to address personal, family and community concerns.
Across England, Scotland and Wales our regional and national campaign managers provide activities which respond to local need. In the absence of funding campaign activity is limited in Northern Ireland and the Republic.
Wherever we are working however, building community strength and helping families to know the steps to keep their children safe from sexual abuse, including how to implement family safety plans, is central to our activities.
Overview of our activities
Please visit www.stopitnow.org.uk for more detailed information on what is happening across the UK. Below is a selection of examples of the sort of things we are doing.
- Activity in The Black Country and Birmingham has a dual focus on training and engagement with voluntary and statutory agency partners, and community engagement work with parents in schools and Children’s Centres concerning Internet and community safety. (This project is supported and managed by Barnardos.)
- In London, the development of a prevention toolkit with the Black and Minority Ethnic Community takes place alongside work with Children’s Centres on family vulnerability at times of transition.
- The Stop it Now! Manager for Wales delivers a ‘Parents Protect Plus’ course to parents attending Children’s Centres and through Parent Networks, and engages with politicians, professionals and members of the public in a nationwide survey of strengths and gaps in services to prevent child sexual abuse.
- With the support of the Police, the Stop it Now! Scotland Manager is developing services to better respond to the challenge of sex offending and the Internet whilst also working to develop improved services for sexual abuse survivors who are also serving prison sentences.
- With the support of the Home Office, we have created the Parents Protect website (www.parentsprotect.co.uk) and associated learning resources that accompany the roll-out of the Police Sex Offender Disclosure Scheme across England and Wales.