"When I got off the train, I didn’t know where I was or what I was going to do."
Darcy boarded a train and ended up lost, alone and far from home on a train station platform with no money and nowhere to go.
Vulnerable children like Darcy, alone and scared, are susceptible to being lured and groomed by those wishing to exploit them for their own gain. It’s vital that our teams reach them first
Thankfully, a member of the public noticed Darcy and reported her to rail staff. That prompted others to play their part to keep children safe, including British Transport Police (BTP), Railway Children workers and social services.
“BTP referred me to Railway Children,” says Darcy, “and they helped me work through things. They also arranged for a social worker to talk to me and my mum.”