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If you are a victim of CSE then please get in touch! We are CSE Survivors. We understand you!

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What is the Holly Project?

The Holly Project is a free, independent support service for the survivors of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and their families, run by CSE Survivors. It is a safe place for those affected by CSE to get support and advice from people who have experienced the trauma and impact of CSE.

The Holly Project aims to help survivors rebuild their lives and offer them hope for the future.

The Holly Project is born out of need. It’s workers felt there was not a safe place for survivors or their families to go to or people they could talk to who truly understood their experiences.

Group Support

We run drop in sessions 5 days a week to allow you to come and talk to other survivors and provide direct access to services that can help you.

Support for Survivors

We run drop in sessions 5 days a week to allow you to come and talk to other survivors and provide direct access to services that can help you.

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1-to-1 Support

If you feel that a group setting is not for you we can offer support to appointments, such as Police interviews and court attendance.

1-to-1 Support

If you are under 18 we will refer you to specialist support from the CATE team. You can contact them directly on 01952 385 385.

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Other Agencies

We also work with other agencies and volunteers to support you through your journey, along with the support of other survivors who have similar life experiences.

Other Agencies

We also work with other agencies and volunteers to support you through your journey, along with the support of other survivors who have similar life experiences.

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We are CSE Survivors

We work with people to offer comfort, safety and support and take a holistic approach to rebuilding lives according to the individuals needs and unique circumstances.

We understand you!

We know that there is not a “one size fits all” approach, so draw on our own experiences and established networks to find the best fit and pathway for each survivor and their family.

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ESTIMATED UNREPORTED UK CHILD ABUSE CASES
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CSA CASES REPORTED 2018 – 2019

Understanding CSE

C: Child

Anyone under the age of 18. *Boys can be victims too.

S: Sexual

Assaults are not limited to all types of sexual violence, they can also include text and image messages of a sexual nature . *If I didn’t say yes, assume I said no.

E: Exploitation

Feeling you have to comply, out of fear or coercion, this could include:

Blackmail Violence Control Grooming Manipulation and more! *Anyone can exploit, man, woman, or child.

Sometimes victims and survivors of CSE are also victims of Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) or county lines (drug running).

Explore Our Services

It is vital that you are listened to and that you are supported to find the help that you need and deserve. The Holly Project offers the following key support services:

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Feedback

“Your presentation was very powerful, you are both extremely brave and strong. Continue with your great work. You are making a difference.”

CSE PROFESSIONAL • ANON

“The hard hitting real life accounts make you reflect on your own practice “

PROFESSIONAL • ANON

“You are amazing people – so strong and courageous- thank you for everything that you are doing to help others”

PROFESSIONAL • ANON

“I feel angry and ashamed, as a professional working with young people, that you were so badly let down by the people that should of helped you. I’m sorry & I won’t ever not listen to the young people I work with.”

YP PROFESSIONAL • ANON

“Both ladies stories were very informative it gave me some insight into their experiences & also how as a professional I could improve/change my own practice to protect the vulnerable”

YP PROFESSIONAL • ANON

“Thank you for sharing such a powerful video, and thank you for what you do.“

PRESENTATION ATTENDEE • ANON

“I am in awe of both speakers to bring this Holly Project to life. How I kept my tears back I will never know.”

PRESENTATION ATTENDEE • ANON

“Amazing ladies, inspirational and I will never forget the presentation.”

PRESENTATION ATTENDEE • ANON

“The best most moving presentation I have ever seen, be very proud of yourselves girls “

PRESENTATION ATTENDEE • ANON

“Everyone should hear their stories and LISTEN, Inspirational! To be commended.”

PRESENTATION ATTENDEE • ANON

“It made it real! Two survivors talking about what happened to them was very powerful. You can have a PowerPoint presentation overload but this 20 minute video put it all into perspective”

PRESENTATION ATTENDEE • ANON

“You are two of the strongest and most inspirational women I have met, totally awe inspiring”

PRESENTATION ATTENDEE • ANON

“Humbling- All professionals who have contact with children should see this presentation and be prepared to challenge themselves and their practice.Thank you so much“

PRESENTATION ATTENDEE • ANON

“Just the power of it, total admiration for the awareness raising they are doing and their resilience”

PRESENTATION ATTENDEE • ANON

“The most useful part of The Holly Project presentation was finding out about the depth of the impact on the victims. Having victims explain how it made them the person they are now. Keep it up! you need all the support you can get to keep this amazing service up.”

PRESENTATION ATTENDEE • ANON

“I am personally grateful for your dedication- giving a voice to those that felt voiceless.” “Thank you for everything that you are doing for victims and survivors of CSE”

CSE SURVIVOR • ANON

Latest News

Keep up to date with the Holly Project and find out how we’ve been getting on in the media and beyond.

Holly Project Wins “Best Family Work Project” 2019

November 20th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Award Winners We are proud to announce that on November 8th 2019 Holly Project was been awarded the YMCA Best Family Work Project! The project, which helps survivors of child sexual exploitation, has recently

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Trusted Partners

The Holly Project is funded by and working in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council. Below we have listed partner firms and support groups that we would also recommend.

How to Contact us

If you are in immediate danger please call the police on 999

If you or your child is a current victim of CSE please contact the CATE Team on 01952 385 385

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