Having Our Say3 is a photographic and digital storytelling project that offers young people the opportunity to explore and reflect on their experiences of, and perspectives on, the impact of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
PhotoVoice partnered with the National Working Group network for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People, to run participatory photography projects across the UK. All contributing projects ran in partnership with specialist support providers who work directly with young people who have experienced sexual exploitation or who have been identified to be at risk.
Below are the young people’s digital stories. Their images and text reflect their thoughts, perspectives and experiences of sexual exploitation.
If you would like more information or would like to book the Having Our Say 3 training please email firstname.lastname@example.orgT
To download the digital stories please visit our Vimeo Page and click the digital story you want to download. You will see a download button beneath the video.
“Writing things down or drawing are much better for me. Some things are easier to talk to about things than others.”
“Ps. If you’ve got a problem like this don’t leave it too late like I did – tell someone.”
“It is not ok to blame children for crimes that are committed by adults.”
“I am not a native – I am a settler, an outsider. This is my story…”
“I want to tell a story about danger but also about love.”
“Try to find something you love – something to work towards in life.”
“Its good when young people can get to services that can help them over the internet or phone – it can help make it easier.”
“She takes her to Barnardo’s they supported her and now is free. “
“If you feel you can’t help your child then find people who can – grandparents or family members, or professionals like teachers, Police, social workers might be good to ask for help.”
“It doesn’t matter if someone doesn’t believe you – it only matters that you are honest with yourself.”