On Dangerous Ground is written by a former teacher, Lesley Horton, set in Bradford, West Yorkshire, at the very same Police Station which Jan was working from when she read the book.
Jan says, “This book is a must-read for every parent for girls, and some boys, coming up to the 12-16 year age range. Whilst this is a work of fiction, it very accurately describes how kids who go missing are groomed into sexual exploitation. Make no mistake, this is not something which only affects kids from broken homes or poor socio-economic backgrounds, it could happen to anyone, it could happen to you. Not every missing teenager becomes a prostitute, but in my experience as a Police Officer patrolling the Red Light District, every prostitute started out as missing from home and then being preyed upon by someone who got them hooked on drink or drugs. Parents, please don’t make the mistake of grounding your teenager or locking them in their room “for their own safety”, it doesn’t work. After you have read the book, please feel free to Contact Us if you need further advice for strategies that do work.”