Enabling female voices

The project is targeted at young women (13-19yo) at risk of -or are experiencing or have experienced- all aspects of criminal exploitation including: child sexual exploitation and sexual exploitation of a vulnerable adult; gang affiliation; cuckooing; county lines; abusive relationships; online grooming; trafficking; and at risk of modern day slavery (Asylum Seekers).

The sessions are split into themes and spread over approximately 14 weeks (flexibility allows sessions to roll over to another week should topic require expansion).

The Sessions

The sessions cover the following themes:

  • Introduction of the LWA group
  • Body Imagine
  • Pressure of social image
  • Mental Health Session – awareness of anxiety and depression
  • Self- Harming
  • Stand up to sectarianism
  • Cooking Session
  • Healthy Relationship
  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • Exploitation CSE and CCE
  • Family Experience
  • Pamper session
  • Safe Sex & GUM
  • Fears & control Gaslighting and coercive control
  • Raising aspirations further – Career and education

Learning outcomes

  • Self confidence
  • Enhanced Self Worth
  • Enhanced Aspirations
  • Knowledge of supporting agencies in the area
  • Shared opinions
  • Respecting others point of view
  • ‘Swaying’ opinions, sharing of values and ethics
  • Sign-posting to partners and further support as required


  • Lead worker: Sade Lee-Skepple – Youth Worker
  • Email: Sade.LeeSkepple@tokko.co.uk
  • Phone number: 01582 544990
  • TOKKO accepts self-referrals from young people as well as referrals from parents and professionals such as GP’s, schools, health services, youth workers and social workers.
  • “They have helped me to meet new people and put myself out into the real world comfortably.”

    Mentoring client

  • “TOKKO did not just help me; they saved me from destroying myself.”

    OK2B Client

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    Work Experience – Chiltern Academy

  • “We are in a better place now because of the kindness of you and your team shared to us!”

    Family supported during the pandemic

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    Inclusion Project Client

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    Young Person – Lifewise Project

  • ‘I felt I was not being judged.’

    Young Person – OK2B Project

  • ‘I trust the workers, and I never felt judged.’

    Young Person – Young Parents Project

  • ‘I am in a much better place.’

    Counselling Client

  • ‘Thank you for helping me let go of things to feel better.’

    Counselling client

  • ‘If it wasn’t for TOKKO, I wouldn’t be where I am today.’


  • ‘TOKKO saved my life.’

    Freedom Programme Client