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13 August 2021 | Podcasts | Article by Alan Collins

HJ Talks About Abuse: Sugar Daddies with Tom Farr from CEASE UK


HJ Talks About Abuse: Sugar Daddies with Tom Farr from CEASE UK HJ Talks About Abuse: Sugar Daddies with Tom Farr from CEASE UK HJ Talks About Abuse: Sugar Daddies with Tom Farr from CEASE UK

This week on the HJ Talks About Abuse podcast, Alan and Danielle are joined by Tom Farr, from CEASE UK to discuss the topic of ‘Sugar Daddies’.

CEASE stands for Centre To End All Sexual Exploitation. It was set up in 2019 with a core belief “To end sexual exploitation in all its ugly forms, we have to understand what’s driving it. That meant digging down deep to expose the two main root causes of sexual exploitation”:

CEASE focus on two points of why exploitation continues:

  • OUR CULTURE; CEASE believes one of the biggest causes of sexual exploitation is the fact that we as a culture have made it completely normal to view people (and especially women) as sex objects not human beings. It’s much easier to harm someone if you see them as a ‘thing’
  • TWO: PROFIT CEASE believes humans have turned sex into a saleable commodity – and it’s big business. The international sex trade and the global porn industry are worth billions.

One of CEASE’s aims is to tackle the cultural and commercial forces behind exploitation.

CEASE aims to raise awareness of what sexual exploitation is, where it occurs and how it contravenes our Human Rights by campaigning for better law and policy change. They aim to do this by working with organisations and individuals.

More information can be found here.

Listen to past episodes of the HJ Talks About Abuse Podcast.

We encourage anyone who has concerns about sexual abuse to get in touch. You can contact Alan Collins or Danielle Vincent.

Author bio

Alan Collins is one of the best known and most experienced solicitors in the field of child abuse litigation and has acted in many high profile cases, including the Jimmy Savile and Haut de la Garenne abuse scandals.  Alan has represented interested parties before public inquiries including the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, and IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse).

Internationally, Alan works in Australia, South East Asia, Uganda, Kenya, and California representing clients in high profile sexual abuse cases. Alan also spoke at the Third Regional Workshop on Justice for Children in East Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok hosted by Unicef and HCCH (Hague Conference on Private International Law).

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