**Trigger warning: violence, sexual assault, suicide, self harm.**
Shantae was referred to Safer London due to violence and problematic sexual behaviour. Shantae was viewed as a perpetrator by many of the professionals around her.
Once we’d received the referral and dug deeper into Shantae’s world, we discovered a history of abuse, exploitation and violence.
By working a trusting relationship with Shantae and her family, we were able to unpick what was really going on in her life.
Focussing on stablishing Shantae’s school situation, provided the foundation needed for that all important relationship to develop. From there we were able to build a unique programme of support based on Shantae’s specific needs.
Watch the video to see how we worked alongside Shantae and her family, allowing her to make the progress she needed to move onto a safer happier life.