I was abused physically and sexually by my birth mother and 2 of her friends. My mother did it over a number of years. It affected me in a massive we I suffer from PTSD I didn't think there was a way out and I felt like my world was crumbling down on me. I plucked up the courage due to my auntie going through a similar think and her speaking out. I decided that it was time and I reported it to the police. They took it very seriously and were fantastic with me theoughout the case and 2 years on I finally got my justice and she was found guilty with the help of an amazing team. I can't express how grateful I am to them. Now I feel like I have closure and that I can finally move on with my life without feeling like the world is on my shoulders. I feel like a new person. I advise people that have gone through a similar crime or identical to speak up and have the courage to say something. Get justice and make them suffer for their crimes.