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Tackling discrimination in schools

Following a pilot project at The Linden Academy in Luton, the Signpost Hub and Anne Frank Trust UK are to roll out a programme aimed at tackling bullying, discrimination and prejudice in schools across the county.

The programme is funded by Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Kathryn Holloway.

During the pilot year five and six pupils were trained to become peer mediators. Acting as mediators they resolved conflict or disruptive behaviour within the school environment.

Staff members were also shown how to put in place restorative approaches in the school.

A restorative approach focuses on repairing any harm caused. In schools it can be used to challenge the prejudice and discrimination found in hate incidents or bullying, before they escalate.

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