We welcomed Sammy Woodhouse who spoke of her extraordinary battle as a Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) survivor.

The Rotherham-based campaigner, took time out of her busy schedule to inspire students and to raise awareness and tackle the issues of CSE. She wanted to raise awareness of the improvements needed around counselling services, better national funding, mandatory education and licensing policies.

Students did not only feel inspired, but left the talk questioning their views on CSE and in turn feeling more confident in realising that their voice counts too.

Amelia Chatur, 18, of Wombwell, Barnsley, said: “The talk was really eye opening. Sammy was a very passionate and captivating speaker, very brave, with an important message that students have a voice and shouldn’t suffer in silence.”

Sammy commenting on her visit, said: “I want to encourage students to stand up and be counted, I do this by talking about my life growing up and the challenges I faced and how speaking out has helped me overcome these.”

Last updated: 23rd April 2018

Originally posted on: 23rd April 2018