StopSO in the Media

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The ones marked  ** are well worth listening to or looking at!

**THE MAIN MESSAGE: To see our main message in 4 minutes click here (This was on RT TV in Feb 2017)


Date: 4 March 2019: Radio Programme

Jonathan Vernon Smith BBC Three Counties Radio talking to Juliet Grayson about Michael Jackson, in the light of people coming forward and saying that they have been sexually abused by him as children.  Juliet raises the importance of making it acceptable for people to admit to a sexual attraction to help so that they can get therapeutic help from StopSO to prevent them from acting on their attraction. Juliet mentions that 1417 new children are sexually abused every day in the UK #1417stopso.  She also discusses the need for funding for the 20% who want help but cannot afford to pay for their own therapy, including a 14 year old who asked for help for a sexual attraction to 2-8 year olds.

Date: 24 January 2019: Radio Programme (2 minute extract)

Nick Ferarri from LBC talking to Juliet Grayson: A 2 minute soundbite about what StopSO does, including a plan for an early release option

Date: 15 Oct 2018: Radio Programme

Sheila Fogarty LBC Radio talking to Juliet Grayson about C5 Police forms, leading to info showing up on DBS checks.

Date: 2 July 2018: Online Article

Online article in Eastern Daily Press. “Norfolk’s chief constable has called for a new approach to the treatment of paedophiles.”   Click here to read the full article

Date: 2 July 2018: Online Article

Article in Mental Health Today. “Police want therapists to play bigger role confronting sexual offence risks”
Click here to read the full article

Date: 17 May  2018: Online Article

StopSO was featured on the Male Psychology Network, promoting the wellbeing of men and boys
Date: 9 May  2018: Online Article
Article on BBC Wales Live by Jenny Rees, titled “Arrests of online sex offenders by Welsh police ‘double’ “.  Juliet Grayson, one of the founders of StopSO, says not enough attention is given to rehabilitating sex offenders.
Date: 24 April 2018: Online Article and Radio Programme
LBC Radio presented by Shelagh Fogarty “The “Non-Acting Paedophile” Fighting His Attraction To Children”

Date: 9 March  2018: Radio Programme

Steve N Allen and Anna Cookson, on Radio Kent, on 9th March 2018 interview StopSO therapist Michael Stock. They discuss the rapist Antoni Imiela who died in jail whilst waiting for a parole decision after being given seven life sentences for a series of rapes.

Date: 12 February  2018: Online Article

Article in Mental Health Today. ‘Most mental health professionals have worked with someone who has experienced sexual abuse as a child, but not many have worked with someone who is experiencing sexual desires for children that they wish not to act on. We talk to Juliet Grayson, Director of StopSo, about how to reduce sexual abuse by providing therapy for potential sex offenders’.
Click here to read the full article

Date: 08 February  2018: Radio Programme

Juliet was on the Jonathon Vernon-Smith Show on BBC 3 Counties Radio
10 mins in total
The discussion started about John Venables who has been sentenced for child abuse images.  Juliet starts after 1 minute 20 seconds.  Juliet talks about sexual attraction being a continuum, with sexual attraction to adults at one end, and a sexual attraction to children at the other end. Juliet refers to research that shows that sexual attraction to children is formed in the 4th or 5th month of pregnancy.  Juliet refers to the number of children who will be sexually abused in the UK today,  saying that it will  be 1,183 today, and 1,183 tomorrow, every day another 1,183.  Since it costs £65,000 to imprison one person and less than £2000 to give preventative therapy then she advises offering therapy.  She tells us that 72% of people who have committed a sexual offence know they have a problem with their sexual thinking or behaviour by the time they are 25 years old, (and 11% know by the time they are 10 years old).  Yet less than 3% of people coming to StopSO are under 25 years old.  She advises accessing college students [with a sexual attraction to children] and funding their therapy to reduce sexual offending.  20% of  the people coming to StopSO cannot afford to pay for their own therapy, and StopSO needs help to fund their therapy so that more children will be protected.


Date: 07 February  2018: Radio Programme

Shelagh Fogarty LBC radio.
Juliet starts 1.19 minutes in.  Juliet talks about 1,183 children every day who will be sexually abused.  She tells us that 80% of the people asking for help to stop will fund their own therapy.  StopSO is are asking for funding so that next year they plant less, not more, of the toy windmills.  Shelagh asks why this strange attraction exists.  Juliet explains that some people are born with a sexual attraction to children. There are men who have looked at legal pornography, and find it harder to get aroused as they age, and start to escalate their porn use.  Treatment can help these people.  Juliet also talks about people who have had a traumatic event (often around the age of 8 or 9) that seems to have turned their sexual attraction towards children, and through therapy they heal the trauma, and their sexual attraction reverts to adults. She mentions that some people choose to take medication to reduce their sex drive to avoid harming a child.


Date: 07 February  2018: Online Article

Article in Mental Health Today. ‘Charity StopSO is calling for adequate funding to provide therapy in the community for those who feel at potential risk of committing a sexual offence.’
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Date: 25 January  2018

Shelagh Fogarty Audio Clip is 12 minutes 15 seconds long
Topics covered include
The need for funding for the 20% who cannnot afford to pay for their therapy, that sex offenders who get a community service order or are in prison for less than a year are unlikely to get treatment, that there is a continuum of attraction – at one end people are attracted to adults and at the other end they are attracted to children – and there are some people who are 3/4 of the way along that continuum, we are not saying we can cure paedophilia, 51% of sex offenders know they have a problem with their sexual behaviour or thinking by the time they are 16 years old (and 72% by the time they are 25), StopSO needs funding to pay for people who need help as a way of protecting our children and preventing sexual abuse of all kinds.


Date: 16 January  2018
Nick Ferrari (LLBC radio) interviews Juliet, and she talks about a voyeur who, after therapy, has completely stopped acting out.


Date: 7 January  2018
Andrew Castle (LBC Radio) interviews Juliet, triggered by the John Warboys case.  Juliet starts at 9.53.  She talks about what StopSO does, and the fact that over 1200 people came forward to StopSO, asking for help, in 2017.  Can a sex offender change?


Date: October 2017: Online article

Article in The Citizen Online  ‘Working with sex offenders and paedophiles’
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Date: 11 September 2017: Online article

Online BBC Article By Catherine Burns, BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme. “The young paedophiles who say they don’t abuse children”.  Click here to read the full article

**Date: 22 June 2017: Online article

A StopSO therapist, Julie Newberry, wrote: “Viewing Child Abuse Images: Paedophile or Addicted to Porn?” for  Julie explains that some people who become addicted to porn will find themselves looking at child abuse images.  She also looks at some of the consequences of this.
Click here to read the whole article

**Date: 21 June 2017: BBC Local Radio Programme

BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire: The Vic Minnett show, ran a 1 1/4 hour programme about paedophiles, including a 20 minute recording with one of the people that a StopSO therapist worked with, and subsidised, who was struggling with inappropriate thoughts of children.   Then Juliet Grayson, chair of StopSO comments.  There was a part where Juliet reports that the re-offending rates are very low for sex offenders (for theft the re-offending rate is 42% within a year, for a sexual offender to commit a further sexual offence is 2-3% within two years).  Vic said, “Is that because the prison system works?”  What Juliet could have said at that point, is that the vast majority of sex offenders do not get put into prison. If we look at the number of people convicted for committing a sexual offence, and compare that to the number of victims of a sexual offence (based on figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales) that gives us a more realistic sense.  For sexual offending, 1 person is convicted for every 100 people who have been a victim of a sexual offence.  1%.  (NB If you include internet offences then it is a much lower percentage that is convicted compared to those committing offences). So relying on prison is not a good solution to this problem!
To hear the show click below (1 hr 15 mins)


Date: 14th June 2017: Online Article

Article in I,SCIENCE by Bruno Martin titled Treating Child Abuse And Paedophilia.  He writes how ‘Paedophile is not a synonym for child molester. While abusing children is a choice, suffering from sexual attraction towards children is not. Many paedophiles are simply born that way, and struggle with their sexual desire throughout their adult lives. Some give in to the desire, and offend, while others never harm children. Drawing this distinction is important for the prevention of child abuse—and recent research has shown that, if you want to understand their behaviour, you need to start with their brains.’
Click here to read the full article

Date: 15th May 2017: Television

StopSO was on BBC Spotlight South West news on 15/5/2017 appealing for more therapists.

Date: 5th May 2017: Online Newspaper Article

Article in Mail Online by Siofra Brennan about online addiction leading men to view indecent images of children as they seek out more extreme material
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Date: 21st April 2017: Online Article

Article in PublicNet by Michael Stock about working as a therapist with sex offenders and paedophile
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Date: 20th April 2017: Online Article

Article in PSYCHREG Let’s talk about behaviour by Michael Stock “What It is Like to Offer Therapy to Sex Offenders and Paedophiles”
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Date: 3rd April 2017: Online Article

Article in The Hippocratic Post by Michael Stock “Working with sex offenders and paedophiles”
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Date: 24th March 2017: Newspaper Article

Article in the Northern Echo by Stuart Arnold  “North-East sex therapist Carol Featherstone talks about her work with child porn addicts.”
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Date: 6th March 2017: Online Newspaper Article

i News online Interview by Serina Sandhu.  “The therapist who treats paedophiles and the compassion she feels.”   Juliet Grayson listens to stories that many seasoned therapists would find challenging. Her role is to provide counselling to people who have been convicted of child abuse but want to be rehabilitated.
Click here to read

Date: 6th March 2017: Article

Article written by Juliet Grayson, “Thoughts on mandatory reporting” UKCP Issue 65, Spring 2017. At the end of last year the government held a consultation called “Reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect” to investigate mandatory reporting and a duty to act for professionals.
Click here to read

Date: 6th March 2017: Online Newspaper Article

Article published on 6 march 2017 in The Sun Online by Brittany Vonow about prevention rather than shaming or prison
Click here to read

**Date 2nd March 2017: Radio

BBC Radio Gloucestershire.  Gemma Dunsten introduces a StopSO therapist who lives in Gloucestershire, who talks about the importance of prevention.  Then Juliet Grayson talks to Mark Cummings about StopSO’s work in Gloucestershire.  Twenty-eight people in the West and 11 from Gloucestershire, have sought help from StopSO to remain (or become) law abiding. 9 minutes


Date: 2nd March 2017: Online Article

StopSO therapist is interviewed by  “Paedophiles need help, not just jail for their ‘afflication’, says Devon expert”
Click here to read

**Date: 28th February 2017: Television

BBC 2 Victoria Derbyshire
Juliet Grayson talks to Victoria Derbyshire about Chief Constable Simon Bailey’s comment that people who view indecent images of children should not be prosecuted unless they pose a physical threat to children.  Victoria’s other guest is Nigel O’Mara, a survivor of sexual abuse 8 minutes
click here to watch The interview starts approx 1 hour 21 mins into the programme.  It is available until March 27th 2017

**Date: 28th February 2017: Radio

Radio 5 live
Juliet Grayson & Jim Gamble, former chief executive of CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) on the Phil Williams show on BBC Radio 5 Live.  They discuss offering paedophile help to remain law abiding. 21 minutes

**Date: 28th February 2017: Radio


BBC Radio 4 PM Programme
5 minute conversation with Eddie Mair that describes how StopSO works, and talks about the fact that this could be your son or your daughter.  <5 minutes

**Date: 28th February 2017: Radio & Phone In

Three Counties Radio
Juliet Grayson tells Jonathan Vernon-Smith that there is not space to lock up all the child molesters – since the National Crime Agency said there are 750,000 men in Britain with a sexual attraction to children, and only 86,000 people in prison in total (including murderers, robbers and sexual offenders etc). StopSO can help paedophiles to remain law abiding. 17 minutes

This is the rest of the phone-in on this Three Counties Radio programme (that starts after the interview with Juliet)


Date: 28th February 2017: Radio

LBC Radio
Juliet Grayson talks to NIck Ferrari about giving therapy to sex offenders, and the difference between a paedophile and a child molester. StopSO offers paedophiles help. 10 minutes


Date: 28th February 2017: Online Newspaper Article

An article published on 28th February 2017 in the Guardian online about helping paedophiles.
Click here to read

***Date: 17th Feb 2017: TV (Online) and Article

Article and online video: RTV    UK Charity Preventing Paedophiles From Abusing Facing Closure
Click here to view the article and video, or click here just to watch the 4 minute video

**Date: 15th Feb 2017: Newspaper Article including short video

“British charity preventing paedophiles from abusing children faces closure after ‘funding crisis'” in the Sunday Express.
Click here to read

**Date: February 2017: Online Article

Paedophiles need help, not just condemnation. I should know.  Featuring Jack Dawson
Click here to read

Date : February 2017: Magazine article

Fundraising Magazine : Gritty causes need funds just as much as cancer, kids and kittens, says Juliet Grayson, but its a tough act
Click here to read

Date: 19th January 2017: Magazine article

Pick Me Up Magazine: Sex offenders are being offered treatment to stop them offending.
Click here to read

Date: January 2017: Online Article

The Citizen Online: Specialist charity for sex offenders faces closure
Click here to read

Date: 13 October 2016: Radio

Radio 5 Live: Five Live Breakfast: Juliet Grayson Chair of StopSO responds to the comment by Simon Bailey, Chief Constable of Norfolk Police who says there are at least 100,000 people who regularly view obscene images of children, and the police can no longer cope with this “We don’t have the capacity to be able to target those who pose a lesser threat.”  Less than 5 minutes.

**Date: 18 September 2016: Online Blog Article

The Huffington Post: Juliet Grayson, Chair of StopSO. The distinction between a child molester and a paedophile.
Click here to read

**Date: 26th August 2016: Online Blog Article

The Huffington Post : Juliet Grayson, Chair of StopSO.  Preventing the first crime

Click here to read

**Date: 12th April 2015: Online Blog Article

Huffington Post by Dr Sarah Goode: Chemical castration – or Compassion for Paedophiles?
Click here to read

**Date: 24th February 2016: Newspaper Article

The Independent : How a brain tumour gave a man paedophilic tendencies
Click here to read

Date: 11th December 2015: Article

InterCardiff: StopSO UK, An organisation’s efforts towards nipping paedophilia in the bud.
Click here to read

**Date: 15th November 2015: Radio

BBC Radio Wales: Eye on Wales: Treating Paedophiles programme includes StopSO and interview with Juliet Grayson.
Click here to listen (30 minutes)

Date: 14th November 2015: Radio

BBC Radio Wales: Good Morning Wales: piece about the issue of child sexual offending, StopSO and the need for more finances:
click here to listen. (less than 5 minutes).
Then later the same morning, a live interview with Juliet Grayson:
Click here to listen. (7 1/2minutes)

Date: 13th October 2015: Radio

Radio 5 live daily 33 minute interview with Adrian Chiles Adrian Chiles mentions the ground breaking video campaign that has been launched. He discussed this with BBC Correspondent Angus Crawford. Later he talks to a non offending paedophile from USA, abused aged 7, who realised aged 12 that he had a different attraction to others. At first he tried to deny he was a paedophile. Now he has a clear distinction between his desires and his actions. Then he talks to Dr Sarah Goode from StopSO and Jim Gamble, former head of Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.
Click here to listen. (33 minutes)

Date: 12th October 2015: Radio

A mother was concerned about the behaviour of a man in a public swimming pool Vic Minnett talking to Dr Sarah Goode, acting CEO of StopSO on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire.
Click here to listen. (14 minutes)

Date: 12th October 2015: Radio

Karen Patterson talks to Dr Sarah Goode about the Stop It Now video campaign. BBC Radio Ulster. Click here to listen (6 minutes)

Date: 21st July 2015: Radio

Juliet Grayson, Chair of StopSO, gives an interview to Radio Ireland – programme Today with Sean O’Rourke about Paedophilia.

Berlin-based BBC journalist Damien McGuiness joined Keelin Shanley to discuss Dunkelfeld and also joining Keeling was psychotherapist Juliet Grayson, the co-founder of STOPSO, the Specialist Treatment Organisation of the Prevention of Sexual Offending in the UK. Click here to listen (17 minutes)

**Date: July 18th 2015: Radio

Juliet Grayson, Chair of StopSO gives an interview to BBC Radio 4’s programme IPM which includes the issue of the proposed mandatory reporting, suggesting that therapists should be excluded from mandatory reporting, as a child protection issue. To report or not to report? A listener’s dilemma when counselling paedophiles. Presented by Jennifer Tracey on 18 July 2015. Click here to listen (14 minutes)

Date: July 14th 2015: Article

An article in the Independent about Project Prevention Dunkelfeld, and towards the end they mention the impact of mandatory reporting in the UK In Germany they treat Paedophiles as victims, not offenders.Click here to read.

Date: July 13th 2015 After PM interview: Press Release

Press release: Therapists fear mandatory reporting will stop paedophiles seeking help

***Date: July 13th 2015: Radio 

A StopSO client who received subsidised therapy was very grateful for the help given. He decided to call Radio 4’s programme PM to talk about the benefits he had gained. They talk about Prevention Project Dunkelfeld, the German initiative for working with Paedophiles 13th July 2015 PM Radio 4. Click here to listen (17 minutes)

**Date: June 2015: Article

Juliet Grayson’s article Working with people who commit sexual offences, and their families, which looks at some legal and ethical implications of working with this client group and confidentiality. There is also a quiz Know Your Law on page 13. The Psychotherapist Issue 60 Summer 2015 Pages 11-13

**Date: June 2015: Article

Andrew Smith’s article in June copy of Therapy Today about Working with Sex Offenders, for therapists. Volume 26 Issue 5 June 2015 Page 10-14

Date: March 2015: Letter

Letter in The Psychologist by Juliet Grayson about the law in the UK relating to therapists and counsellors working with sex offenders.

Date: 2nd February 2015: Newspaper

Gwent PCC cash used to fund therapy for child sex abusers

Date: 28th January 2015: Newspaper

£5,500 police grant to stop sex offenders

Date: 16th January 2015: Newspaper

PCC funds project to help stop child sexual abuse Argus Comment on the PCC Grant

Date: 14 January 2015: Press Release

Cash seized from criminals will help stop child sexual abuse Police and Crime Commissioner, Ian Johnston, said: “Since being elected into office I have focussed strongly on working with numerous partners in the community such as StopSO on tackling crime and its root causes. Projects such as this one, which have rehabilitative qualities at their core, play a vital role in supporting offenders to break free from the cycle of reoffending. It’s important to note that every £1 invested in interventions saves £33 in tackling crime overall and these partnerships and initiatives which I fund and support assist me in developing approaches which ensure people in Gwent are less affected by crime.”

Date: 8th December 2014

Psychological help for paedophiles reduces the numbers who go on to abuse children