Daniella


When I was 13, my mother’s boyfriend raped me during one of my visits to her house. I told my dad, who called the police. By the time they arrived, the boyfriend had left. My mother did not believe me…

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Suzana


I’m from Albania and my parents trafficked me when I was 18. I just remember my father telling me I have to do this. I didn’t really know what was happening when I was taken to Greece. I was put in on…

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Shane


School was problematic for me and I had some behavioural issues. I was then expelled from school at 6 years old! I eventually received a special needs ‘Statement’, so the school took me back. Just two…

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Rose


I broke up with my partner when I was 4 months pregnant due to emotional abuse and violence. I had worked and had a normal life up to this point. I had a difficult birth via an emergency caesarean se…

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Elaine


When I was 13, I was put into an adolescent psychiatric unit after taking an overdose of paracetamol. My behaviour at school had been deemed intolerable. I had felt ‘different’ for some time and did n…

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Duarte


Duarte was born in Portugal and had a normal childhood. He left school at 13 after primary school as he had difficulties, especially doing exams. He began working in construction at 14 with his stepda…

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Tom


I had a good childhood and my parents provided all that I needed.My first years at school were great and I made a lot of friends. However, things became difficult and I was diagnosed with colour blind…

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Declan


I want to start from where I am now and work my way back. It is easier to tell my story by starting with the positive. I am feeling reasonably positive these days because I’ve come a long way from wh…

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