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Community Relations, Equality and Diversity

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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.

If you have any questions about CRED please e mail

CRED for Anchor Boys

Incredible Ed Incredible Ed

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.

Incredible Ed
InCREDible Ed Activity booklets are available while stocks last. The books contain 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 could 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 that has 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.

Community Relations Equality and Diversity Programme Resources

Anchor Boy Resources:
All Through History - Song Words on PowerPoint
David and Goliath PowerPoint Slides
Goliath Targets

Junior Section Resources:
Countries Quiz
Good Samaritan Crossword
Guess the Country Quiz
Matching Game

Free CRED Resources

The following resources are available free to our Companies for collection from NIHQ Newport, while stocks last.
Free Cred Resources

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.

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