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Statement on the Building Resilience through Integration and Trust (BRIT) project and survey

Cllr Mark Rusling, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, and Cllr Liaquat Ali MBE JP, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Cohesion:

Our cohesion project – Building Resilience through Integration and Trust (BRIT) – is doing something every Council should be doing to help children explore important issues around identity, values and their place in modern society.

It’s not targeted at children of any one faith – it’s delivered to whole classes of ten and 11 year olds. Schools have helped shape the project’s content, more than 250 children have completed it so far, and there are more schools on the waiting list.

“Evaluating the project, as with anything we do, is key in showing us what impact it has. Children’s individual comments were never going to be looked at or passed on, and the evaluation process was always going to be anonymous. We know that we need to go back to the drawing board to get the survey and our evaluation right - and we’ll be doing this with parents and schools.” 

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