Staff from Arawak Walton recently delivered a Hate Crime Campaign to children at Medlock Primary School, to raise awareness of what Hate Crime is and how we all have a part to play in stopping it. Hate Crime is when someone commits a crime against you because of your disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion, or any other perceived difference. We used ‘Chatterboxes’ to help the children to celebrate their differences and similarities. You can make your own Chatterbox using the insert with this Newsletter.
It doesn’t always include physical violence. Someone using offensive language towards you or harassing you because of who you are, or who they think you are, is also a crime. The same goes for someone posting abusive or offensive messages about you online.
Hate crimes and incidents hurt; they can be confusing and frightening. 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. There are several ways to report hate crime, whether you have been a victim, a witness or you are reporting on behalf of someone else.
- Contact the police – either in person or by telephone (always dial 999 in an emergency)
- Report online or download a form –report-it.org.uk
- Contact Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555111
- Report it to Arawak Walton
Arawak Walton is an approved hate crime reporting centre. This means you can speak to us instead of the Police. Copies of any reports will then be sent to the Police hate crime reporting centre. If you contact us to let us know you are a victim or have witnessed a hate crime, we promise to get back in touch
with you within 24 hours, or by the next working day.
Call us on 0161 272 6094, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our office where you can speak with us in complete confidence.