09.09.2011 - Stop it
Now! UK and Ireland is campaigning against child sexual
abuse. There is a confidential freephone service
helpline for abusers and potential abusers, friends and
family members, or for adults worried about the
behaviour of another adult towards children, or for
adults worried about the behaviour of a child or young
Most of their work is based on prevention, on providing
information, training sessions and encouraging
communication. Their target groups are parents, families
and friends of abusers, adults who have abused or think
themselves capable of abusing a child.
A network of local projects has been developed across
the UK and Ireland, based on partnerships between the
local community and the agencies that work to protect
children. Work is also carried out at political level:
with politicians and policy makers at national level.
So far, the impact of this campaign has been impressive.
Thousands of leaflets have been requested and
distributed. The number of people contacting the
freeline has increase daily.
A new element compared to other campaigns running
elsewhere has been added: the belief that sexual abusers
are treatable. Research indicates that those who have
completed an accredited treatment programme are
significantly less likely to reoffend.
To find out more information please consult their