Community Relations, Equality and Diversity
The BB Cred Team
The BB CRED Team's purpose is to focus on the issues of Community Relations, Equality and Diversity within The Boys' Brigade in Northern Ireland and to provide programme materials to help companies explore these issues with boys and young men.
James Hyde, 1st Killead
Naomi Thompson, 2nd Antrim
Anne Houston, 1st Culnady
If you have any questions about CRED please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CRED for Anchor Boys
The CRED Team have come up with the fun character 'Incredible Ed' to deliver the CRED programme to our Under 11s. Incredible Ed was introduced to the Anchor Boys in 2014 through a colouring competition.
Anchor Boy Leaders in Charge will receive in the Sept/Oct 2016 mailing InCREDible Ed Activity booklets for every Anchor Boy, containing activities based on Community Relations, Equality and Diversity, at an appropriate level and fun for Boys. Now in CREDible Ed can be introduced to your Boys in this book! You may wish to send this Activity Book home with the Boys, or use over a number of weeks during your programme as a way to introduce CRED. You may also wish to use the Programme on a Plate which will soon be available with a whole evening ready planned for you to raise the topic of CRED. InCREDible Ed's costume can be borrowed from NIHQ Newport for you to use.
We hope you find this useful in your work with your Anchor Boys - please let us know!
Community Relations Equality and Diversity Programme Resources
Free CRED Resources
The following resources are available free to our Companies for collection from NIHQ Newport, while stocks last.
Preparing to Be Incredible is designed to help leaders explore a wide variety of themes around inclusion such as sectarianism, disability awareness, mental health, racism, equality and LGBT, with young people in the over 11s age group; all issues that a group of young people from each of the 6 main uniformed youth organisations in NI identified as relevant to them.
InCREDibly it's Child' Play is for leaders working with the under 11s age group and has activities to help explore the issues of community relations, equality and diversity through play.
Let's Talk Let's Talk is a spiral bound A6 book of pictures paired with common phrases you might use whilst working with children and young people, translated in six languages: English, Arabic, Polish, Chinese, Irish and Ulster Scots. This is a joint initiative with the main uniformed organisations and made possible with funding from the Education Authority. We hope this helps Leaders in situations where they are communicating with children and young people whose first language is not English. We all want to include children and young people of all backgrounds and abilities in our youth work and make their experience a positive one where they feel welcome and involved.
The above publications are all available to collect FREE from NIHQ.