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If you want to ask a question or talk through any issues or concerns, call the Stop it Now! confidential, freephone helpline on 0808 1000 900.

The helpline is available from 9am-9pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-5pm Fridays. Alternatively you can contact us for help and advice via email at this address:, with a response in 48 hours.

Emails received at this address are anonymised to preserve confidentiality, but please do not include details such as telephone numbers as this would be classified as identifying information. Please see our confidentiality policy below.

Also note that emails may not be replied to immediately due to high demand for the service. We aim to respond to all emails within 3-5 working days. If you are looking for immediate help, please contact the Helpline by phone.

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Take Action

Beyond the immediate family we have a responsibility to make our communities as safe as possible.

This includes creating environments where children are protected from sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and other forms of harm. Use the links below to explore what action you can take.

Get help for a situation of possible child sexual abuse

As caring adults we are aware of so much that affects the lives of our children. If we notice changes in our childrens attitudes and behaviour that might mean that something is wrong we need to know where we can discuss our concerns and get help straight away, rather than feeling that we don’t know what to do. Getting help when we know or suspect a child is being sexually abused or exploited may not feel easy, but there is help available.

Get involved in your community

There is much we can do to help make our communities safer. This can range from sharing knowledge and information about child sexual abuse and exploitation; starting conversations with family and friends around child sexual abuse to hosting events to highlight the issue.

Distribute sexual abuse prevention materials

Here you will find leaflets, pamphlets and posters which you can download, forward to others and/or and and distribute in your community.

Spread prevention messages online

You can link to our social networks and help us spread prevention messages on the internet.

Request child sexual abuse prevention seminars through your child’s school or community group

Depending on where you live, and our current funding situation, we may be able to hold an event in your community. Contact us here for details.

SMART Rules for Parents and Carers

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to talking with other adults about sexual abuse, but these SMART rules are a few suggestions regarding things to think about and how to start these important conversations with your family and friends.

SMART Rules for Adults to Share with Children

A child’s ability to understand safety rules and to put them into practice depends on a number of things including how old the child is, how the child has been educated or even how confident the child is. To help a child learn any set of rules it is important to go through them and explain why you want the child to remember them. There is no ‘one-size-fits’ all but these SMART rules offer some suggestions about ways to communicate positively with children.

Use some of these suggested books with your children to help start important conversations

Using books can help you start these important conversations with your children. However, before you read them with your child read them through yourself first, so that you can judge if the information is appropriate for your child and to ensure you are familiar with the story. Finally, see these stories as a springboard to further conversation, discussion and continued teaching and learning.

Donate to Parents Protect! to help our work to protect children continue

Parents Protect! and the Stop it Now! campaign and Helpline are projects of the child protection charity the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, which works to prevent child sexual abuse and exploitation from happening in the first place – and to prevent it from happening again if it already has. We rely on charitable donations to carry out our work. If you can make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated. Website Design & eCommerce Software Shopping Cart Solutions