The case studies on these pages are all based on the real stories of real victims from across the UK. Names and other information has been changed to protect identities.
As you read the case studies below, you’ll find there’s no such thing as a typical victim or a typical perpetrator.
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.