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Understanding religion and belief

Supporting staff and pupils to understand religion and belief

Religion and belief include major faiths such as Christianity, Islam and Judaism as well as no belief at all.  Sometimes religious based incidents are reported as racist, for example,+ incidents directed at Muslims or Sikhs of Asian origin, because the child is perceived as different not only by their religious clothing but also their skin colour or family heritage.

As with racism, religious based bullying and incidents can have similar impacts on a target’s sense of identity and belonging.   1 in 4 Muslim children experiences bullying due to their religion.6

Bullying, prejudice and racism (BPRI) resource 2022

Support, advice and resources