Ruby's story of sexual exploitation
These guys, they make you feel like you're special, they make you feel they love you…but they’re just after one thing."
Ruby’s story demonstrates how Barnardo's work transforms the lives of sexually exploited children and young people across the UK.
Barnardo’s was there for Ruby
It was one of Barnardo’s projects for sexually exploited children that helped Ruby turn her life around. She is now optimistic about her future:
Everything’s a lot better now thanks to Barnardo’s, getting on a lot better with my mum, found a new circle of friends, sitting my GCSE’s, hopefully going on to do my A levels and then university.
How you can help
We are operating services in 21 areas of the country and helping over 1000 children. With your support we can provide services in other areas and help more children escape this horrific abuse.
£2,918 would provide support for one high-need young person, helping them through the emotional and psychological trauma.
If you are interested in how you can help us work long into the future with a gift in your will or would like to find out more about our Free Will Scheme please call us on 020 8498 7880 or fill in our information request form.
Ruby is a real person, but we have changed her name and used an actress to protect her privacy.