Hate Crime Awareness
Do you, your school or club want to make an effort to stamp out bullying and Hate Crime?
Would you like me to visit you to raise awareness on topics such as…
- Health & Wellbeing
- Going the Extra Mile to be Positive Role Models
- What is a Hate Crime & the Affects it has.
Have you been a victim of a Hate Crime? Would you like to tell me your story?
If you’ve answered ‘Yes’ then contact me today.
Contact me today.
Let’s Stamp Out Hate Crime Together.
What is Hate Crime?
Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:
- Race or ethnicity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
- Transgender identity
- Mental illness
- Learning & physical disability
This can be committed against a person or property.
A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.
Hate Incidents can feel like crimes to those who suffer them and often escalate to crimes or tension in a community. For this reason the police are concerned about incidents and you can use this site to report non-crime hate incidents. The police can only prosecute when the law is broken but can work with partners to try and prevent any escalation in seriousness.
Why should I report hate crime?
Hate crimes and incidents hurt; they can be confusing and frightening, this then could escalate to isolation, depression, self-harm and even suicide.
By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. You will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it.
Reporting makes a difference – to you, your friends, and your life.
How can I report a hate crime?
There are several ways you can report a hate crime, whether you have been a victim, a witness, or you are reporting on behalf of someone else:
1. In an emergency:
- Call 999 or 112.
- If you cannot make voice calls, you can now contact the 999 emergency services by SMS text from your mobile phone. However, you will only be able to use this service if you have registered with emergency SMS first. See the emergency SMS website for details. http://www.emergencysms.org.uk/
2. Contact the police:
- Who you can speak to in confidence. You do not have to give your personal details, but please be aware the investigation and ability to prosecute the offender(s) is severely limited if the police cannot contact you. Contact your local police force, either by telephone or by visiting your local police station. Details on how to contact your local police force can be found at www.police.uk
3. Report online:
- You can report online at http://www.report-it.org.uk/your_police_force
4. Self-reporting form:
- You can download the self-reporting form and send this to your local police force. The forms, including an Easy Read version, can be found on: http://www.report-it.org.uk/self_reporting_form
5. Third party reporting centres:
- Stop Hate UK provide confidential and independent Hate Crime reporting services in various areas in the UK including a 24 hour helpline. http://www.stophateuk.org/
- Local agencies such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, Community Voluntary Services etc can also report the incident on your behalf and provide you with advice and support http://www.report-it.org.uk/organisations_that_can_help
- If you do not want to talk to the police or fill in the reporting forms, you can still report a hate crime by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via their website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
What crimes can I report?
All hate crimes and incidents should be reported, whether you have been a victim, a witness or you are reporting on behalf of someone else.
These incidents may include verbal abuse, physical assault, domestic abuse, harassment and damage to property.
If a person is bullied as a result of their disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity, this is also dealt with either as a hate crime or non-crime hate incident. Bullying could include name-calling, being spat at or kicked, or having your things taken or damaged.
Further information on what you can report and how you can report it visit: http://www.report-it.org.uk