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UK wide child sexual abuse charity, Lucy Faithfull Foundation hosted a conference on the 10th May 2018 and invited professionals from across the South West. The theme of the day was ‘The Internet and Indecent Images of Children’, facilitated by Detective Superintendent Deb Smith, from Wiltshire Police the event had several expert keynote speakers.

Assistant Child Constable Damien Kearney, South West Police Collaboration who spoke about the challenges in responding to Indecent Images of Children. Detective Chris Lithgow, Devon & Cornwall Police who spoke about the challenges of technology when investigating offenders.

Lisa Thornhill, the Lucy Faithfull Foundation who spoke about the impact on victims of online sexual offending and the far reaching consequences when images are shared online.

Donald Findlater from the Lucy Faithfull Foundation spoke The Stop it Now Campaign, a way to prevent child sexual abuse by deterring the viewing of Indecent Images of Children.

The Stop It Now campaign offers support to adults to play their part in prevention through providing information, educating members of the public, training those who work with children and families. The campaign has a Freephone confidential Helpline for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse, including those who may have viewed Indecent Images of Children.

To find out more information visit https://www.stopitnow.org.uk/deterrence-campaign.htm


Click the buttons below to view the presentations from the conference:


The Marie Collins Foundationworking with child victims of online sexual offending

IIOC Deterrence CampaignEngaging the public to prevent child sexual abuse

Lucy Faithful FoundationHow would a child see it?

Stop it Now Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

POLITPaedophile Online Investigation Team, Devon & Cornwall Constabulary