We believe that every child should have a voice.
Join us as we speak to the children and young people we support and bring their experiences to life.
We believe that every child should have a voice. In each episode, we talk to inspiring children and young people who have faced unimaginable challenges and have incredible journeys to tell us about, as well as the project workers, front line staff and experts involved in their lives.
Season 1: Harmful Practices
Our pilot season is developed and recorded in conjunction with the National FGM Centre, a partnership of Barnardo's and the Local Government Authority. We explore female genital mutilation, Kindoki (a form of witchcraft), and the stigma attached to albinism, through interviews with inspiring survivors. Mardoche, Mama Sylla and Demi talk openly about the painful, difficult and life threatening situations they were placed in and how they had the strength within themselves, as well as the support of Barnardo's, to heal.
Ep1. FGM with Mama Sylla
We talk to Mama Sylla who, aged just 9 years old, became a victim of Female Genital Mutilation.
Ep2. Witchcraft with Mardoche Yembi
We talk to Mardoche Yembi, a survivor of childhood accusations of Witchcraft, or Kindoki.
Ep3. Albinism with Demi Adeyemi
We talk to Demilade Adeyemi, a young woman with albinism.
Have you been affected by the issues discussed in these episodes?
If children and young people are worried about or have experienced FGM, Childline has advice on FGM, including how to get help and fears about speaking up. Calls to 0800 1111 are free and confidential. Children can also contact Childline online.
The NSPCC also has a dedicated FGM helpline and resource page, and the National FGM Centre has resources for anyone concerned about the welfare of a child or young person in relation to FGM, kindoki or abuse linked to albinism, or any other child abuse linked to faith or belief.
If anyone is in immediate danger, please call 999.