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Social services were responsible for me and they failed me time and time again...

Hi my name is Claire

I'm 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 children's home was.

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

I run away from the house but the police kept taking me back. Social services put me back into the same children's 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 flashbacks 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 into my eyes. Forced to sit in cold baths. Eat food off 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 be 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 Nobody

I’m a brilliant mother and I will ensure my children get the life I didn't ❤️

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