More resources to prevent sexual violence towards childrenThe new collaboration and funding agreement with PrevenSI, the organisation which works to prevent sexual violence towards children, will help boost resources for this project backed by the Institut de Psicologia Forense, the Institut Intress and the Fundació IRES. The City Council is contributing 20,000 euros, which will fund 50% of the support line operated by the organisation.
Besides the funding, the agreement highlights the importance of raising awareness, training and advice for people and institutions close to children, along with families and professionals working with children and teenagers. At the same time, the idea is to strengthen identification, advice and referrals where necessary to psychological treatment for people sexually attracted to children or teenagers, to prevent any type of sexual violence towards children.
The initiative comes in addition to other projects working to prevent violence towards children and teenagers. These include the Childhood Plan 2021-2030, to combat gender violence among the youngest population and establish detection and action programmes for cases of children and teenagers who suffer violence, abuse or mistreatment.
A pioneering service specialising in the prevention of child abuse
The organisation PrevenSI works from the perspective of prevention, recovery and support, as well as the study of the causes of sexual violence towards children and teenagers. It offers support, guidance, advice and training and has an online platform and professional helpline.
PrevenSI has received 884 enquiries and 88,000 website visits since 2020. Users between the ages of 18 and 34 stand out, with men accounting for nearly 63%.
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