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Zain

Zain

Name: Zain Afzal
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Croydon
Campaign: To prevent abuse and neglect

When Croydon Youth Council conducted a survey of 600 young people asking them what issues they wanted to be tackled, the overwhelming response was for something to be done about abuse and neglect.

 

Following this, and with the help of Fixers, we decided to set up workshops to educate others on understanding what abuse and neglect is, how to handle it if they or someone they know is being abused, and where to go for support.

 

We also created wristbands to be handed out, with our slogan, ‘Reject Neglect, Reduce Abuse’ written across them, which were well received by our audiences.

 

We hope that by raising awareness and getting young people to recognise the signs of abuse and neglect, we can help to prevent it.

The following people helped me with this Fix:

 

Joseph Bodworth

Kadian King

Usamah Hanif

Adonay Bechun, Croydon Youth Council

Thank you to Adonay for helping us with our campaign.

August 2013

From a workshop that we held with 30 young people, 86% said that our campaign had increased their knowledge of neglect and abuse.

 

In the feedback - the young people said they would now know how to recognise a home in trouble, that they understand the services that are out there, the different forms of abuse, and where to go for help if they need it.

 

My campaign was also featured in the Croydon Advertiser. You can read the full article by clicking on the image below. 

 

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