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'Tricky Friends' - a short animation launches today

Today Norfolk SAB is very pleased to launch ‘Tricky Friends’ – a 3 minute animation developed to help people to understand what good friendships are, when they might be harmful, and what they can do.

You can watch the animation here

Over the last few years, NSAB have had a number of discussions with groups and organisations in Norfolk who support people with learning disabilities and autism, about how to raise awareness of issues like exploitation, county lines, cuckooing.

It is important that people with learning disabilities and autism, those who have cognitive difficulties, and also children and young adults, have positive opportunities to make and maintain friendships.

We want to help them to do this, to reduce the risk of harm and exploitation in groups who may be less able to recognise the intentions of others. 

NSAB hope this animation is used as a way to help people to think about the issues, to start those conversations, and keep them safer while enjoying friendships. It is only 3 minutes long and can be used with or by anyone - carers, family, organisations, groups.

Our thanks to everyone who has helped with ideas and feedback on the animation and to CC Animation Studio who helped us develop and produce it.