No More Hurt

No More Hurt

The inspiring true story of a mother's fight to save her children from the nightmare sexual abuse


'You'd tell me if Daddy touched your private parts, wouldn't you, Carolina?'
'No,' said Carolina firmly.
'Why not, honey?'
'Because it's a secret.'

It is only when long-buried memories from her own childhood start to surface that Ellen realises the terrible truth about her two young daughters: Carolina and Amy are being sexually abused by their father.

Ellen writes with unflinching honesty about the heartbreak of finding out her daughters were abused, her fears of losing custody and her fight to have her story believed by sceptical doctors and social workers.

A harrowing true story of sexual abuse from a mother's point of view, No More Hurt is a deeply affecting chronicle of Ellen's hard-won battle to create a place of safety and love for herself and her daughters.


  • A true story about Ellen's discovery that her daughters were being sexually abused by their father. There are no arrests, no happy endings and no one gets "healed". Instead, it's a painful account of how the children are harmed and how communities respond to such accusations. At a time when so much focus is on convictions and criminals, I found this a moving reminder that the reality of these situations is much more complex
    Ros Coward, Observer

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Ellen Prescott

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