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BBC drama Three Girls praised for highlighting child sexual exploitation

19 May 2017

BBC One docu-drama Three Girls, which aired across three consecutive nights this week (Tuesday 16th - Thursday 18th May 2017), tells the true story of Holly, Amber and Ruby (whose names have been changed to protect their identities), who were groomed and sexually exploited in Rochdale and repeatedly let down by statutory authorities, along with hundreds of other teenage girls, between 2008 and 2012.

Based on extensive research, interviews and public records, including court transcripts, the programme was made with the co-operation of the victims and their families and is being widely praised for raising awareness and understanding of this kind of sexual abuse, despite being universally acknowledged as diffcult and harrowing to watch.

Three Girls will be available to watch on BBC iPlayer for the next four weeks.

If the series or its media coverage has triggered reactions in you related to your own experience of sexual violence, you can find information and details of your nearest specialist, confidential Rape Crisis services here on our website. You're not alone.