Authors: Sheila Hollins, Christiana Horrocks and Valerie Sinason
Illustrated by Lisa Kopper
Page Count: 50
Caution: due to its subject matter, this book contains illustrations of an explicit and/ or sensitive nature. Please ensure that the necessary support and safeguards are in place before sharing the images with someone who may find them upsetting.
Have you ever been mugged or do you know someone who has? This story is about a young man called Charlie who is attacked in the street. The book shows how Charlie is helped by speedy police action, Victim Support and back-up from friends, family members and supporters.
We all like to feel safe when going out and about in the community – doing things such as going to the shops, parks, films and coffee bars. But we need to be aware that bad things can happen. Young men are at most risk of being mugged, and must take extra care. The good advice in this book is for everyone, and includes suggestions for role-playing different responses to unwelcome approaches from strangers.