Nicky came to Care Today after putting herself at high risk of sexual exploitation. She needed to be moved into a completely new setting away from her home situation, so she came to one of Care Today’s specialist rural farms. Settling in was very hard for Nicky, and she continued to put herself at risk and struggled with low self-worth.
Staff at Nicky’s home put lots of boundaries in place to make sure she was safe and not at risk of exploitation. Though she wasn’t in education at first, the staff at her home encouraged her to settle at school and she managed to complete her GCSEs. After 3 years at the farm, staff supported her transition to live independently. She managed to get a job when she left school, passed her driving test and bought her own car.
*Names and Photo's have been changed to protect our young people's and carers' identity.