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City College Norwich students help raise awareness of ‘vulnerability’

Students from City College Norwich's Media Learning Company, a student-led media production company, have been challenged by Norfolk Constabulary to produce a digital media product (animation, film, CGI etc.) which will raise awareness of vulnerability and safeguarding.

The final piece must be no longer than six minutes and include a combination of areas which are covered in the Safeguarding and Investigation Command. These include, human trafficking, child abuse, domestic abuse, serious sexual offences, child sexual exploitation, honour based violence, modern day slavery and stalking and harassment.

Last Monday (21 November 2016), thirteen young people pitched their ideas to a panel made up of representatives from Norfolk Constabulary, including frontline officers, who gave an input into their initial ideas.

Detective Superintendent Julie Wvendth, head of Safeguarding, Said: "This is an excellent opportunity for us to work with young people to create effective and impactive resources for our officers. The final ‘products' will be used as a learning aid, increasing our officer's knowledge of the subject, equipping them with vital skills to deal with the most vulnerable people in our communities.”

Lorraine Sutherland, Learning Company Leader, said: "The students feel really excited to have been given the responsibility of developing creative content for Norfolk Constabulary. The collaboration will provide them with outstanding work experience whilst giving them the opportunity to create material that will directly impact the communities in which they live”

The Media Learning Company students, who have been split into three teams, have now been given the go ahead to develop their ideas to be presented to the Chief Constable Simon Bailey on 17 January 2016.