BACA students voice their opinions to Brighton & Hove’s Fairness Commission
In December 2015, 163 students aged between 11 and 17 years old from Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) took part in an online survey to collect evidence for the Brighton & Hove Fairness Commission. Their opinions and suggestions were collated into a report which we shared with the Fairness Commission - download the report to see what our students had to say.
The Fairness Commission was launched in September 2015 to find out how to make Brighton & Hove a fairer and more equal place to live and work. Set up by the council, but as an independent body, it is currently exploring issues that cause inequality and listening to the concerns of residents, community organisations and businesses across the city.
‘Thank you for setting up the survey at BACA and forwarding the responses from young people to the Fairness Commission’s questions. It’s fantastic that you’ve done this work in the school and it’s very interesting to hear their views.’ Julia Reddaway, Policy Team: Fairness Commission
The findings will inform the council’s budgets, making sure resources are being used to tackle inequality, and provide recommendations to the council and its partners to increase opportunities for the city's residents.
The Fairness Commission is holding a number of public meetings to gather evidence, suggestions and recommendations. The next public meeting will take place at The Bevy, 50 Hillside, BN2 4TF on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 from 1pm and then at Whitehawk Library, 179A Whitehawk Road, BN2 5FL from 6pm to 9pm.
In addition, residents and groups can submit evidence to be considered during the commission’s work online, find out more here. Deadline for all submissions is the end of February 2016.