Create Against Hate is a partnership project between Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and Avon and Somerset Police (ASP), funded by the Home Office Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) fund. The project builds on the legacy of Southern Brooks’ Anti-Hate Crime Ambassador project and will work with secondary and primary pupils across Bristol and South Gloucestershire to help them understand the benefits of diversity and inclusion and reject narratives that could divide communities.
The project aims to:
1. Improve the capacity and capability of A&SP to deliver effective preventative work with children and young people around Hate Crime.
2. Support children and young people to have the knowledge and skills to question and challenge divisive narratives.
3. Increase the reach and influence of the voice of children and young people who are championing inclusion and diversity.
The project is currently working with Avon and Somerset Police to recruit targeted schools. We are busy delivering sessions in secondary schools and training up Police staff to lead on delivery in the primary schools.
We will be working with primary schools from around Bristol and south Gloucestershire involved in the project to create an arts trail, which sends a message that the children and young people of Bristol and South Gloucestershire celebrate diversity and want to live in positive, inclusive communities. Watch this space to see more information about how to get involved with the arts trail.
Secondary pupils who have taken part in the project say:
'Instead of teaching me about it, it taught me how to teach others about it.'
'I was able to talk without worry of being judged.'
'I liked that it was an open place to say things and not feel like you would be discriminated against for your views.'
For Avon and Somerset Police staff involved in delivering the project use the button below to access the project portal.