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HELP US FIGHT CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

We aim to raise £300,000 by 2023 to provide a safe house to help fight child sexual exploitation, where victims can be supported and kept safe through legal proceedings. We know that victims can be targeted by associates of perpetrators who use threats and fear to prevent them from giving evidence.

Working closely with statutory agencies, we will provide specialist interventions to help these young people recover and heal from their experiences also providing them with practical skills to support them into independence.

You can contribute to sheltering young people from violence and exploitation in the Yorkshire region by giving today.

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We are aiming to provide a safe house to help young people at risk by 2023.

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At the Samantha Sykes Foundation trust, we have been fighting child sexual exploitation and helping young people since 2014. We aim to help young people who are either victims or at high risk of child sexual exploitation, as well as young people who are in the care of the local authority or who are care leavers to reach their full potential and help rebuild their lives. We currently help, on average, 200 young people every year. Click below to learn more about a few of the people we have helped.

This is an amazing organisation that has helped me beyond simple words. Without their support, I would not have had sufficient funds to purchase the books which have been a lifeline for me, being essential for my studies.

Lian Bate - 1st year Criminology & Psychology

I would like to express how much having a laptop bought for me by the Samantha Sykes Foundation has supported me with my studies over the past year. As a care leaver, without the financial support of family, it can be very difficult to afford a laptop.

Danielle Davies - 2:1 in Childhood Studies

Last year, the Samantha Sykes Foundation provided our care leavers with 13 laptops, software packages, over 100 essential textbooks and dance clothes.

Rebecca Hayes - Support Coordinator, University of Huddersfield

The Foundation has been fantastic, allowing me access to tools and equipment that I wouldn’t have been able to afford on my own.

Daniella Vermeer - 1st Year Costume & Textiles

I knew nothing of the Samantha Sykes Foundation before I started at Huddesfield University. The books I received through the charity have become a valuable resource for all my studies.

Mark Cohen - 2nd Year Behavioural Sciences

The Foundation provided some of the textbooks which were indispensable to my learning. I was also able to attend the Butterfly Ball, which enabled me to meet other students from similar background and which I really enjoyed.

Vicky Fernando - 1st in MPharm

The Samantha Sykes Foundation has supported us since 2014 and we’re immensely grateful for this.

Zoe Stephenson-Jones - Service Manager, Hand-in-Hand Children's Society

The Samantha Sykes foundation have made it so that I can practice as a social worker. Without their financial support, I wouldn’t have been able to enrol on a Master’s in Social Work course. I had just finished university and left the care system and had no money to achieve this dream. SSFT stepped in and assisted in my two years at university. I now work with looked after children on a daily basis. I now have a home and will not be a statistic, this is all down to the SSFT.

Steve Hawksworth

I am 21 years old and, through Samantha Sykes Foundation, I have had therapy, which has helped me during these most isolating times. I feel like I have a supportive person who I can talk to and who listens to me. My therapist has helped gain my confidence back and improve my communication skills.

Anonymous

I have received a laptop from the Samantha Sykes Foundation as I have started a Games Development course at Uni. I am so lucky to have been given something so expensive, that will help me on my course. Everyone on my course can afford a laptop but I couldn’t. To me this was a really really big deal, it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever owned and I am so thankful for it.

Anonymous

I am 18 years old and I got a laptop when I started my health and social care course. Before that, I had to do all my course work on my foster mum’s laptop and my work kept getting misplaced. I love my laptop and it’s helped me get onto level 3. I am happy that I can come to you in my times of need.

Anonymous
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As long as young people, either in the local authority care system or care leavers are disadvantaged and young people remain victims of child sexual exploitation, missed opportunities, injustice & violence persist. While this is happening, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life. Get in touch with the Samantha Sykes Foundation today and start making the difference.

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