Real stories

He made me kiss his friends...The case studies on these pages are all based on the real stories of real victims. Names and other information has been changed to protect identities.

Real cases

Greater Manchester Police and partner agencies are working together to bring perpetrators of child sexual exploitation to justice.

As you read the case studies below, you’ll find there’s no such thing as a typical victim or a typical perpetrator.


‘CSE and Me’ – Barnardo’s help young victims of child sexual exploitation tell their stories

The young people in the video were all supported by Project Phoenix as victims of child sexual exploitation. As part of that support they received a service from Barnardo’s. In the video you will hear the young victims talking about going missing from home and how they were groomed for sexual exploitation.

Barnardo’s also has some audio case studies.

Becky’s story

(From The Children’s Society)

Emily’s story

(From The Children’s Society)

David’s story

Emma’s story