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Grooming and Conversions

Introduction to Grooming and Conversion

category groomingGrooming is when an emotional connection is built with another person to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual actives, abuse, financial gain or exploitation. Children and young people can be particularly vulnerable to grooming. Victims of grooming are often targeted online or in society, by a stranger or by someone they know, such as a family member, friend or professional. Groomers may be male or female and can be of any age. Many people do not realise that they are being groomed or are being abused.


Conversion is a similar process of control and manipulation; individuals can become victims of forced conversions to different religions. Forced conversion has a strong association with religion, as individuals are able to influence others to change their religion by undermining their faith. Often, vulnerable people are targeted who have little connection with their own faith and beliefs. In most cases the process may involve threatening behaviour, physical harm or emotional harm.

These processes of grooming and forced conversion can happen both online and in society. Perpetrators will hide their true intentions and may spend a long time gaining the victims trust as well as their families in some situations.


If you are worried about yourself, a friend or family member who is suffering from grooming or forced conversion, it is important to get help. Talking to the Sikh Helpline can help to give you a better understanding of the problem and how to best deal with it. We can help you to by supporting you and you getting you in touch with the right agencies.


Talking to the Sikh Helpline can help to give you a better understanding of the problem and how to best deal with it. We can help by supporting and getting you in touch with the right agencies. The Sikh Helpline is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help and you can contact us anytime.


Together, we can make a difference, and put an end to unethical techniques used to manipulate our youth. The silence of victims will only embolden the perpetrators and put other younsters at risk.

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Read articles, case studies and other information related to this topic below.



Sikh Helpline GroomingGrooming Awareness Campaign 2016

Sikh Helpline The storyline will follow the traditional sense of new first year university student who starts to fall for a guy through presents and fake love before becoming emotionally & physically got trapped as a sex slave and something much more sinister and how people are vulnerable to grooming and will also provide valuable information to those would be victims. 

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  • You may be starting to think your child knows more about using technology than you do, and you may be right. Make it your business to keep up to date and discuss what you know with your child. It's never too late to reinforce boundaries. Your child may think they are adult enough, but they definitely still need your wisdom and guidance.
  • Talk frankly to your child about how they explore issues related to the health, wellbeing, body image and sexuality of themselves and others online. They may be discovering inaccurate or dangerous information on online at what is a vulnerable time in their lives.
  • Review the settings on parental controls in line with your child's age and maturity and adjust them if appropriate. They may ask you to trust them sufficiently to turn them off completely, but think carefully before you do and agree in advance what is acceptable online behaviour.
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Article By Barry R. McCaffrey

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Get Involved
Kids who are close to their parents are least likely to engage in risky behaviors. The more involved you are in your children's lives, the more valued they'll feel, and the more likely they'll be to respond to you. 

  • Establish "together time." Establish a regular weekly routine for doing something special with your child - even something as simple as going out for ice cream.
  • Don't be afraid to ask where your kids are going, who they'll be with and what they'll be doing. Get to know your kid's friends - and their parents - so you're familiar with their activities.
    • Try to be there after school when your child gets home. The "danger zone" for drug use is between 4 and 6 pm, when no one's around; arrange flexible time at work if you possibly can. If your child will be with friends, ideally they have adult supervision - not just an older sibling.
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Sikh ChildAre you constantly searching the latest on parenting to make sure you are doing everything exactly right? It's time to relax. Temple University psychologist, Laurence Steinberg, says that perfect parents just don't exist.

?Most parents are pretty good parents,? says Steinberg, ?But I've never met a parent who is perfect 100 percent of the time. We all can improve our batting average.? Sports analogies are useful to Steinberg, the concept of the book came from his own desire to improve his golf game. ?I was reading, probably for the 10th time, Harvey Penick's Little Red Golf Book,? he says. ?It is built around a series of very short essays that cover very basic principles.

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Teach your children the five key rules which remind young people to be SMART online. You should go through these tips with your children.

S  SAFE Keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information such as your name, email, phone number, home address, or school name to people who you don?t know online.

M  MEETING Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents/carers permissions & when they can be present.

A  ACCEPTING Accepting e-mails, IM messages or opening files from people you dont know or trust can be dangerous they may contain viruses or nasty messages.

R  RELIABLE Someone online may be lying about who they are, and information you find on the internet may not be reliable.

T TELL Your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.

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'I've had her bro, you can have her'

Men 'groomed teenage girl from the age of 12 before raping her in drug den'

  • The girl fell pregnant at 14 during her 18-month ordeal in Lancashire
  • Six men deny a catalogue of sexual offences against her

Girls Cover Faces
(From left to right) Mohammed Zeeshan Amjad, Mohammed Suleman Farooq, Omar Mazafer and Haroon Mahmood cover their faces as they appear at an earlier hearing in relation to the charges.

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