Campaign overview

Most children won’t tell anyone at the time of their abuse. That’s why it’s important for everyone to know how to spot the potential signs of child sexual abuse and where to go for support if concerned. The Government’s new Stop Abuse Together (stopabusetogether.campaign.gov.uk) website can help you learn to spot the signs, and have regular conversations with your child which can help keep them safe, and know when it’s right to reach out for more support.

If you feel something’s not right, you can  call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000. No matter what’s happened, there’s always someone who will listen to you and take what you say seriously.

All children have a right to be safe from sexual abuse, and we all have a role to play in keeping them safe. Let’s stop abuse together.

Key messages

  1. It’s estimated that one in ten children in England and Wales will experience sexual abuse before they turn That’s equivalent to three in every classroom.
  2. Most children won’t tell anyone at the time of their That’s why it’s important to know how to spot the signs and where you can go for support if you’re concerned. Learn more by visiting: stopabusetogether.campaign.gov.uk
  3. There are things you can do to help keep the children in your life safe from Learning to spot the signs, having regular conversations with your child and knowing when it’s right to reach out for more support, can help keep them safe.
  4. If you feel something’s not right, you can reach out for support by calling the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000. No matter what’s happened, there’s always someone who will listen to you and take what you say seriously.
  5. All children have a right to be safe from sexual abuse, and we all have a role to play in keeping them Let’s stop abuse together.

Digital campaign toolkit

You can help by promoting the campaign and key messages across your social media channels, in blogs and newsletters or any other medium.

Click here to download the campaign toolkit and resources.

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About Us


This website was developed in collaboration with North West Police Crime Commissioners, NHS England, and Sexual Assault & Abuse Services.

The North West SAAS Partner Network (Strategic Direction for Sexual Assault and Abuse Services) is led by NHS England and covers Cheshire, Merseyside, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

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