If you are a victim of CSE then please get in touch! We are CSE Survivors. We understand you!
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 SupportWe 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.
Other AgenciesWe 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.
We are CSE SurvivorsWe 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.
Anyone under the age of 18. *Boys can be victims too.
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.
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).
“Your presentation was very powerful, you are both extremely brave and strong. Continue with your great work. You are making a difference.”
“The hard hitting real life accounts make you reflect on your own practice “
“You are amazing people – so strong and courageous- thank you for everything that you are doing to help others”
“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.”
“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”
“Thank you for sharing such a powerful video, and thank you for what you do.“
“I am in awe of both speakers to bring this Holly Project to life. How I kept my tears back I will never know.”
“Amazing ladies, inspirational and I will never forget the presentation.”
“The best most moving presentation I have ever seen, be very proud of yourselves girls “
“Everyone should hear their stories and LISTEN, Inspirational! To be commended.”
“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”
“You are two of the strongest and most inspirational women I have met, totally awe inspiring”
“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“
“Just the power of it, total admiration for the awareness raising they are doing and their resilience”
“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.”
“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”
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Holly Project Wins “Best Family Work Project” 2019
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