“Having our say too”

PhotoVoice have partnered with the National Working Group network for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People to run participatory photography projects across the UK. All projects have run 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.

The young people have participated in a 3-month photography project exploring different themes that offer a context to sexual exploitation including gender, power and relationships. They have also had opportunity to develop their understanding of visual literacy, photography and story telling technique. The work created on the project represents their thoughts, responses and experiences and has enabled them to make sense of their experiences and share their perspectives.

A resource pack has been developed for service providers and professionals in response to the work created by the young people. This enables them to deliver services and workshops that are directly informed by the experiences and perspectives of young people themselves ensures that their input directly supports other young people across the UK to understand the issues and context of sexual exploitation furthering a capacity amongst young people to safeguard themselves.

An online project website with a gallery and resources will also available. It also profile’s the photographic work of each young person on the project.