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The Parents Protect! Child Sexual Abuse Video Learning Programme
This child sexual abuse awareness video enables you to work through a number of issues and topics at your own pace. The Programme aims to:
Give you the information you need about child sexual abuse
Show you how to create a family safety plan
Tell you who you can talk to if you are worried
This video is just over 29 minutes long and will give you a good understanding of some the of the key issues around child sexual abuse:- what it is, why it happens and crucially, how it can be prevented.
It is vital viewing for all protective adults who want to do the best they can to protect children. One parent said: "The learning programme was very clear, not scaremongering but giving enough information to enable parents to equip their children and themselves simply to reduce risks generally. It's positive, not scaring children with talk of offenders or strangers!" Please do have a watch by clicking the video below.
You can contact the Stop it Now! Helpline or e-mail service if you have any questions at any point, as you work through the Programme.
Our resources are free to download, and we want to continue to provide free information and research to help adults, parents and carers protect children from harm. However, as a charity we have limited funds available to develop and print materials and we welcome support from individuals. If you are interested in making a donation to help support our work please follow this link.
We want to find out if people are finding this video useful and/or feel better able to protect their children after watching it. Please answer these questions anonymously for us:
Comments on Parents Protect! from Home Secretary Theresa May:
“The further roll-out of this scheme is an important step forward for child safety in this country and will mean even more children are protected from potential harm. I urge anyone who has concerns to contact their local police force immediately. But it’s also incredibly important that parents and carers use tools like this website to gain awareness and understanding of the issues, and learn about the steps they can take to protect their children.”
Comments from a site user:
“It is very clear and easy to find the information I wanted, The learning programme was very clear, not scaremongering but giving enough information to enable parents to equip their children and themselves simply to reduce risks generally. It's positive, not scaring children with talk of offenders or strangers! but of their rights to privacy and to say "No" It's more realistic than talk of 'strangers'. Because of the perceived risk in my family, I preferred this approach with my own children.”
Comments from a Social Worker working with a family where the father sexually abused his daughter:
“We have seen the family individually and together after the mother made significant use of the Parents Protect website. It clearly had a positive impact on her communication and relationship with her two children. She has independently made some decisions about the future which she shared with them and has since enabled one child in particular to talk to her about her view of her future relationship with her father. Whilst the mother wants to continue a relationship with the father we feel more confident that she is doing so with a greater understanding of needing to protect her children.”