Parents' Lived Experience

Advice and Tips

Parent Advice

Hear directly from other affected parents, how they coped, the fights they battled, the impact the exploitation has had on their lives and how they are rebuilding them.

My self-care tips - a parent's advice

“CSE can easily become all-consuming in the strain it puts on our families. We want to fight against everything and everyone that is threatening our child, and rightly so. But it’s really important to remember that we will be dealing with the after-effects of CSE for years with our child, and so we need to approach our battle strategically.”

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Remember your power

“When dealing with all the agencies it’s easy to think you have no power, but you can hold on to the fact you are the professional when it comes to your child.”

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I made the decision to always reply with love

“In the deepest, trying time of my life where I once had a home with love, laughter and joy, a dark and painful shadow entered our life.”

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How I coped when my daughter was removed from our home

“When my daughter was removed from me due to CSE I didn’t feel as if I had any control over the situation.”

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