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Students take a stand against Child Sexual Exploitation

#itsnotokay

Students from across The Albion Academy have come together with staff to highlight their growing concern over child sexual exploitation (CSE). Working with a crew from Schools Media, led by Ashok Baker, students have produced a short video which delivers the shocking facts about CSE and their fervent wish that this never happens to the children in their life, male or female. Jenny Langley, Principal at The Albion Academy, said that “young people can have a powerful voice when they speak out together to protect each other, as our students have done here”, adding “I am very proud of everyone who allowed their message to be heard through this film.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBgVppmtPvQ&feature=youtu.be            

#lookoutforeachother

The video’s purpose is to raise awareness of the issue that has affected thousands of children under 16 across the UK, Europe and the world. Recent high profile cases in Rochdale and Oldham have highlighted the need for all sectors of society to be vigilant and aware of warning signs such as increased substance misuse, withdrawn or anxious behaviour or self-harming.

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Deana Owen-Johnson, Vice Principal at The Albion Academy and project leader, stated:

“The students felt this was a vital message that people across Salford and beyond, young and old, needed to hear. Child Sexual Exploitation has repercussions for us all and leaves long-lasting scars on the victims and their communities.”

#lookoutforeachother

The video can be seen at the Academy’s website, www.albionacademy.co.uk, and is promoted on the various Twitter feeds run by the Academy such as @AlbionAcademy.

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Khadija Abbu, one of the Year 11 students seen in the video, held up her sign with pride and said, “It’s really important that people my age know how to deal with this and help others who may find themselves trapped by the predatory actions of others.”

 

For further information, please contact Mrs J Langley, Principal or Mrs D Owen-Johnson, Vice Principal, on 0161 921 1230