Age Rating

13+

Madison's story

Madison's story

Introducing Madison and Ally! Our brand new summer series made through instagram stories is now available on Facebook, Youtube, and Connected world. This special series was filmed from Madison's perspective every day as she documented a few weeks over the summer holidays. You can watch the story unravel here!

Fern's Story - Choose your own ending

Fern's Story - Choose your own ending

When Fern receives a message request on Facebook, she doesn't think anything of it. Jake seemed like a pretty normal guy from messaging him for a few days so she didn't think anything of organising to meet up.

Fern's Story - Fern doesn't get in the car

Fern's Story - Fern doesn't get in the car

You've decided that Fern doesn't get in Jake's car. If things feel weird, it's best to walk away from a situation. Fern hadn't told a trusted adult or a friend where she was going or that she was meeting up with Jake which could have put her in a potentially dangerous situation.

Fern's Story - Fern gets in the car

Fern's Story - Fern gets in the car

You've decided that Fern gets in Jake's car. It may seem like a really silly decision for someone to make, but there are various reasons why a young person might feel it ok to go with someone they only know from talking online.

Jane's story - sexual exploitation

Jane's story - sexual exploitation

Sam becomes Jane's first love. He's older, funny, interested in her and takes her into an exciting world of parties and new experiences. For the first time, she is really in love. Then things change. Jane finds herself trapped in a relationship where Sam and his friends show that their motives are much darker than it first appeared.

Jane's story - 2 years on

Jane's story - 2 years on

Jane reflects on her past as a victim of sexual exploitation and talks about how her life has been impacted two years on.

Deception: A NIOC Serial - Esme's Story Pt.1

Deception: A NIOC Serial - Esme's Story Pt.1

Part 1 of 2 Esme was introduced to alcohol and drugs by Becky. Esme had been manipulated into thinking she had made a new friend who was introducing her to a new world of fun, parties and boys so she didn't see the dangers until Becky had full control. Despite her best friends best efforts to intervene, she kept going back, until Lauryn went to seek help.

Deception: A NIOC Serial - Esme's Story Pt. 2

Deception: A NIOC Serial - Esme's Story Pt. 2

Part 2 of 2 Esme was introduced to alcohol and drugs by Becky. Esme had been manipulated into thinking she had made a new friend who was introducing her to a new world of fun, parties and boys so she didn't see the dangers until Becky had full control. Despite her best friends best efforts to intervene, she kept going back, until Lauryn went to seek help.

26 Days Serial - Part 4

26 Days Serial - Part 4

Follow the stories of Lucy, Anna, Kyle, Grace and their friends. It's Christmas this weekend and some of the girls have gone missing...

26 Days Serial - Part 5

26 Days Serial - Part 5

We conclude the stories of Lucy, Anna, Kyle, Grace and their friends. Things aren't looking good for the group and Anna is becoming more worried about the welfare of her friends. How will this Christmas story end?

Pt. 1 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Pt. 1 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Dean has Lydia thinking that he is her everything. Becky is welcoming Esme into an exciting new world. Callum is jealous that Brandon is with an older woman. Beneath each story darker forces are at play and all is not what it seems. Deception: A Not in our community serial Based on real life events

Pt. 2 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Pt. 2 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Dean has Lydia thinking that he is her everything. Becky is welcoming Esme into an exciting new world. Callum is jealous that Brandon is with an older woman. Beneath each story darker forces are at play and all is not what it seems. Deception: A Not in our community serial Based on real-life events

Pt. 3 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Pt. 3 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Dean has Lydia thinking that he is her everything. Becky is welcoming Esme into an exciting new world. Callum is jealous that Brandon is with an older woman. Beneath each story darker forces are at play and all is not what it seems. Deception: A Not in our community serial Based on real life events

Pt. 4 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Pt. 4 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Dean has Lydia thinking that he is her everything. Becky is welcoming Esme into an exciting new world. Callum is jealous that Brandon is with an older woman. Beneath each story darker forces are at play and all is not what it seems. Deception: A Not in our community serial Based on real life events

Pt. 5 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Pt. 5 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Dean has Lydia thinking that he is her everything. Becky is welcoming Esme into an exciting new world. Callum is jealous that Brandon is with an older woman. Beneath each story darker forces are at play and all is not what it seems. Deception: A Not in our community serial Based on real life events

Pt. 6 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Pt. 6 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Dean has Lydia thinking that he is her everything. Becky is welcoming Esme into an exciting new world. Callum is jealous that Brandon is with an older woman. Beneath each story darker forces are at play and all is not what it seems. Deception: A Not in our community serial Based on real life events

Pt. 7 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Pt. 7 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Dean has Lydia thinking that he is her everything. Becky is welcoming Esme into an exciting new world. Callum is jealous that Brandon is with an older woman. Beneath each story darker forces are at play and all is not what it seems. Deception: A Not in our community serial Based on real life events

Pt. 8 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Pt. 8 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Dean has Lydia thinking that he is her everything. Becky is welcoming Esme into an exciting new world. Callum is jealous that Brandon is with an older woman. Beneath each story darker forces are at play and all is not what it seems. Deception: A Not in our community serial Based on real life events

Pt. 9 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Pt. 9 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Dean has Lydia thinking that he is her everything. Becky is welcoming Esme into an exciting new world. Callum is jealous that Brandon is with an older woman. Beneath each story darker forces are at play and all is not what it seems. Deception: A Not in our community serial Based on real life events

Pt. 11 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Pt. 11 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Dean has Lydia thinking that he is her everything. Becky is welcoming Esme into an exciting new world. Callum is jealous that Brandon is with an older woman. Beneath each story darker forces are at play and all is not what it seems. Deception: A Not in our community serial Based on real life events

Pt. 12 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Pt. 12 Deception: A NIOC Serial

Dean has Lydia thinking that he is her everything. Becky is welcoming Esme into an exciting new world. Callum is jealous that Brandon is with an older woman. Beneath each story darker forces are at play and all is not what it seems.

Pt. 13 Deception: A NIOC Serial (Final)

Pt. 13 Deception: A NIOC Serial (Final)

Dean has Lydia thinking that he is her everything. Becky is welcoming Esme into an exciting new world. Callum is jealous that Brandon is with an older woman. Beneath each story darker forces are at play and all is not what it seems. Deception: A Not in our community serial Based on real life events

Lauren's story - audio only

Lauren's story - audio only

This is a story about one type of sexual exploitation. Lauren meets Josh online and quickly falls into a relationship with him. He begins to exert control over what she wears and who she sees, but thinking she is in a loving relationship Lauren goes along with it. Unfortunately one night the situation takes a dramatic turn for the worst Lauren is lucky enough to escape. Lauren's story is based on real events but scripted and read by a local actor. Names have been changed to protect those involved.

Deception: A NIOC Serial - Callum's Story

Deception: A NIOC Serial - Callum's Story

Brandon was manipulated and groomed so he trusted Kim and she eventually took advantage of him. Attitudes towards males and females being groomed and exploited can differ, leaving some people more vulnerable than others with the signs being swatted off as "boys will be boys" or "it's all a part of growing up". As you can see, Callum thought Brandon was just maturing quickly but he soon realises that the situation was much more serious than it originally seemed. We need to look out for our mates, know the signs and flag up anything out of the ordinary or out of character, we can help save lives.

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Hannah's story

Hannah's story

Hannah's Story is an instagram series originally broadcast on Instagram Stories daily in December 2018. You can watch her story in our highlights @notinourcommunity.

Alfie's story

Alfie's story

Alfie, aged 13, is groomed into thinking he finally belongs to a family after having a tough upbringing. Based in Grimsby, Alfie befriends a group that slowly begin to use him to transport drugs. The story follows Alfie’s journey of criminal exploitation with the aim to raise awareness of the signs, how it can happen and the consequences It can have for all involved.

Alfie's story - Part 1

Alfie's story - Part 1

Alfie, aged 13, is groomed into thinking he finally belongs to a family after having a tough upbringing. Based in Grimsby, Alfie befriends a group that slowly begin to use him to transport drugs. The story follows Alfie’s journey of criminal exploitation with the aim to raise awareness of the signs, how it can happen and the consequences It can have for all involved.

Alfie's story - Part 2

Alfie's story - Part 2

Alfie, aged 13, is groomed into thinking he finally belongs to a family after having a tough upbringing. Based in Grimsby, Alfie befriends a group that slowly begin to use him to transport drugs. The story follows Alfie’s journey of criminal exploitation with the aim to raise awareness of the signs, how it can happen and the consequences It can have for all involved.

Not In Our Community: A local story of sexual exploitation

Not In Our Community: A local story of sexual exploitation

This is the full TV version of Jane's Story; a young girl who meets her first love Sam who takes her into a world of exciting parties and meeting new people. Under his spell, things take a darker turn and Jane's life becomes a living nightmare. The film also features a documentary with appearances from senior figures in education, health, policing and leading charities that provide support for victims.

Sexual exploitation protection workshop

Sexual exploitation protection workshop

Northern Lights Drama group worked with the Not in our community campaign team as part of a programme of events throughout summer 2015.

26 Days Serial - Part 1

26 Days Serial - Part 1

The 26 days serial has been written to demonstrate how the grooming process happens over time and is a gradual process that involves many people. It follows a group of friends and shows how different members of the group are groomed or are affected by grooming. The grooming process takes time, often a lot longer than a month but know that you have the power to interrupt and stop the process.

26 Days Serial - Part 2

26 Days Serial - Part 2

26 Days: part two. Things are changing Lucy, Anna, Kyle, Grace and their friends, and things might seem to be going well but a dark force hangs over them, building up to a Christmas that could be devastating for everyone.

26 Days Serial - Part 3

26 Days Serial - Part 3

Follow the stories of Lucy, Anna, Kyle, Grace and their friends. A week before what is turning out to be a devastating Christmas and things are about to change for the worst. Eddie's grip is tightening as everything falls into place.

Zoe's story

Zoe's story

I should never have got in the car… But the boys at school aren’t mature enough for anything like this and Andy seems, well, I suppose he is a grown up and he’s interested in me! So I got in the car.

Helen's story

Helen's story

I wish I listened to the other girls when they said they were creeps… Helen thought she was in control and that she could just avoid the guys she didn’t want to see, but then stuff started to get out of hand.

Conor's Story

Conor's Story

I used to be scared of being different, I was scared that people would make fun me. Boys are supposed to like girls; I didn’t want to be different. Then we met, we were just friends at first, we get along so well and he makes me feel comfortable. I started to fall for him.

Noah's story

Noah's story

I shouldn’t have gone to see him… I thought I knew him, we talked for hours, all the time about everything, turns out I was wrong.