Natural Thinking by Ria Walton

the frondescence of flourishing leaves  coming to life the essence of new life for spring the re birth of trees the birds singing their melodies sweet songs of morning nature alive with fresh new growth buds blooming their energy forthwith to bring, the floral...

The Three Girls Workshop

Three Girls Workshop With lockdown having restricted the hosting of events ‘in person’ the Foundation recently ran on online meet-up centred around the BAFTA award winning BBC mini-series Three Girls.  The programme (for which Maggie worked as the Programme...


By Ryan Hooper, PA Chief Reporter  A new, specific law is required to give more rights to those affected by crime, the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales has said. Dame Vera Baird QC said a change of culture'' was long overdue'' to look after'' victims of...

“I feel lost, and I don’t know if this pain will ever leave me…..”

I  was abused from age 7 to 20. No one in my life knows except doctors/counsellors/helplines or the occasional Samaritan. I carry on every day like I'm absolutely fine. No one would ever know.   It's almost like having two lives which makes me very sad. I was...

Poem 2 by Michelle

In these eyes I hold the key, To a life you will never see. Beneath the surface of fake smiles


My name is Dez (AKA Loveartpix) & I am a self-taught Creative Artist from Manchester. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder over 10 years ago & more recently autism, a diagnosis I am now beginning to come to terms with & better understand. From an early...

Poem by Michelle

I am lost in this darkness, I can't see a light Tormented by my demons, they come worse at night.   I am lost in this spiral of unspeakable pain Longing for a rainbow that comes after the rain.   My head, it's pounding...

I Came as a Survivor, now I am an Abassador

I initially came to foundation as a survivor that needed help. The only service that was helping me at the time was recovery, I had been laughed at by a few police officers and a member of the council had labelled me she was at that children’s home a home where I was...

I still struggle with the frustrations that the police did a ‘half-assed’ job and that monster is still walking the streets, free to do whatever he likes…..

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my story. It has been almost 11 years since this happened to me, and I have never tried to deal with it. I just tucked it away in a little box in my mind and hoped that it would go away. Recently I took the first steps...

Social services was responsible for me and they failed me time and time again…

Categories - Survivor Stories

Hi my name is Claire

Im a born survivor of historical sexual childhood abuse grooming and child trafficking. Early adult sexual and domestic violence.

I have been in care all of my life social services was responsible for me and they failed me time and time again.. I have been groomed by gangs of Asian males from the local location where the childrens home was.

Both social services and the police turned a blind eye. Social services knew was was happening. And they chose not to prevent it. There for I was abused. I was neglected.

I run away from the house but the police kept taking me back. Social services put me back in to the same childrens home after getting away from my abusers for 4 months.

So the abuse started all over again.. I used to self harm to block out the pain I have scarring to both arms and legs i have tried to end my adult life 3 times Because the flash backs from being sexually abused as a child has haunted me forever..

I have been drugged, raped,  beaten. Hit with weapons. I have caught sexual infections in my child life. I have been made to strip had chilli powder poured in my eyes. Forced to sit in cold baths. Eat food of the floor. I could tell you more but I’d  be here all day.

I now suffer from PTSD,  depression, anxiety, paranoia episodes. I also have BPD. I suffer daily. Every day is a battle but if i have learned anything from this experience it is to be the best mother I can for my children, 13 and 6. I don’t let them out of my sight…..

I KNOW all the warning signs and I have learnt to trust NO body

I’m a brilliant mother and I will ensure my children get the life I didnt ❤️

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