In the unremarkable surroundings of Greenheys police station, south Manchester, the most painful stories are heard. Stories of innocence - and the predators who feed on it.
And stories of everyday heroism, as a team of people, whose work goes unseen, race against the clock to rescue children from danger.
Children like Jenny, 15, whose vulnerability is painted in three moving sentences after concerns she was being groomed were raised. "She wanted that connection.
She wanted to be in love. She just wanted to be like a normal teenager." Try MEN Premium now for FREE... just click here to give it a go. The teen was speaking to a specialist 'missing from home' worker - someone who is tasked with being an older person Jenny can rely on, when so many other older people have failed her.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk