Sammy Woodhouse

Sammy Woodhouse was 14 when she became the victim of grooming. After escaping, Sammy had the courage to blow the whistle on child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, prompting the Jay Report that identified at least 1400 victims, and culminating in a high-profile court case that saw her abuser jailed for 35 years.

Sammy, now 32, works with the police, schools, the NHS and many other key agencies to help prevent more children from becoming victims, and to help other survivors move on with their lives. She campaigns for Sammy's Law, which will ensure children cannot be charged for committing crimes whilst they were being groomed. She hopes this will encourage more victims to come forward. Her aim is to prevent future generations from having their lives devastated by child sexual exploitation.