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Welcome to the self-help guide for people who are concerned about their sexual thoughts and feelings about children and young people.

Perhaps you are concerned about your thoughts and although you do not fantasise about acting on these thoughts, you find the thoughts unhealthy and unwanted.

Perhaps you have already found ways of managing your sexual thoughts about children; or perhaps not.

You may be someone who has sexual thoughts about children and you have mixed feelings about whether these thoughts are okay or not, which possibly changes from day to day.

Or you may be someone who is worried that your sexual thoughts about children could lead to an urge to act on these thoughts.

Alternatively, you may be someone who has sexually abused a child and you do not want to do so again.

Maybe you are under investigation by the police; or possibly nobody knows about your problem.

Whatever your situation, by visiting this site you have already taken a step in the right direction. By accessing this self-help guide you have recognised that this is something of concern to you (and possibly other people) and that you want to take positive action to deal with it.

It’s important to say straight away that we keep NO details or information that can identify the people who access this site. Like the Stop it Now! Helpline, it is free, anonymous and completely confidential.

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This is a new website and it is very important for us that the content is as relevant and effective as possible. We would therefore be extremely grateful if you could provide feedback after you have spent some time working your way through the website. When you visit certain pages on the site you will see a pop-up request to complete a short, online survey. Alternatively, you can return to this welcome page once you have had time to familiarise yourself with the content, and click on the link here to complete the short survey. Take the survey. 

Your participation in this survey will be completely anonymous and you will not be asked for any personal information that could identify you. 

Please note that once you have submitted your completed survey, you will not be able to re-take the survey. If you click on the website link after completing the survey, you will receive a message to say that you have already taken the survey.

Before you progress further through this website, please read our Disclaimer which has important information about the use of this site.

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