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Sammy Woodhouse is shortlisted for the 2018 Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize

Sammy Woodhouse Shortlisted

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Sammy Woodhouse

We are delighted to announce that Sammy Woodhouse has been shortlisted for the 2018 Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize for campaigning against male violence against women and girls. A fine and much in demand speaker, author, media commentator, fundraiser and campaigner Sammy is a strong and courageous woman.

This year’s awards will be held at a special dinner at The Real Greek Bankside on the 1st of November. In the night Sammy will be joining the other nominees to celebrate the amazing work they have all been doing.

Just a Child

Sammy’s book Just A Child became a Sunday Times top ten bestseller in May 2018.  It tells the heart breaking story of how a young girl from Rotherham was abused by her drug-dealing ‘boyfriend’.  Eventually giving birth to his baby, everything was happening right under the nose of the very authorities who were meant to protect her.

When reality dawned and Sammy realised she was one of countless vulnerable child victims – many of whom were trafficked around the north of England – she took it upon herself to blow the whistle and save others from a similar fate.

Thanks to Sammy’s bravery, the gang was fully exposed, as well as the authorities that did little to help her.

Her shocking account of how these events came to pass will enrage and sadden but, above all, it will offer hope and show why this must never happen again.

Sammy is invited to speak to Police Forces, Councils, Schools and Companies who want to learn more on how grooming and the secular exploitation of children can be prevented.

She also campaigns for a number of causes including Sammy’s Law which she wants to see put in place so that all victims of grooming gangs can be pardoned for crimes they committed under the direction of their abusers.

You can find further details of the awards event by visiting the page Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize 20th Year Awards, and you can also find out more about the history of the prize by visiting the official Emma Humphreys page.

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