In 1998 our founder, Hilary Massarella, saw a programme about a young girl. She was 14 years old and had been severely abused by not just one, but a number of adults into whose care she had been placed, beginning with her own mother and father. She was sexual exploited in a lorry park which provided her with the means to run away from what was happening to her.
In response to this need it was in June 2000 that a Management Committee and a Fundraising Group were formed. The Management Committee successfully established SAFE@LAST recruiting a highly skilled Board of Trustees. The Fundraising Group generated funds to support the development of the good practice that we see today and the group continues even now to raise vital funds.
In the last few months, we are pleased to announce we have become part of the Depaul UK family. This means we will be able to continue our vital work in South Yorkshire as well as share our expertise across the country.