National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2022

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham are proud to support the National Hate Crime Awareness Week, taking place from 8 to 15 October 2022.

17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week 

17-24-30 No to Hate Crime campaign was initially founded as a Facebook group in March 2009 by Mark Healey and Ryan Parkins to mark the 10th anniversary of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho.

17-24-30 takes its name from the dates of the three attacks; 17 April, 24 April and 30 April.  The first National Hate Crime Awareness Week took place in 2012 and was launched with a special service of hope and remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral. 

What’s happening in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council are committed to standing up against hate crime, intolerance, and extremism. As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week, the council and partners have organised events and stalls to bring together communities to share information and advice to support residents and those visiting Barking and Dagenham. 

Event

Date/Time

Venue

Event description

Stop Hate UK – General Hate Crime Awareness Training

Monday 10 October 202210am to 11:30am

Online

Provides attendees with an of understanding of what is hate crime, its psychological impact, dynamics, how we can make services more accessible and the importance of tackling hate where we see it by reporting it

Information Advice Stalls

Tuesday 11 October 202210am to 4pm

Short Blue Place (in front of Asda), Barking, IG11 8FJ

Information and advice stall providers:

  • DABD 
  • JGO - SuperSistah - Project and Hani the Muslim Superhero
  • Refuge
  • Stay Safe East
  • Tell Mama
  • MPS (Neighbourhood Policing Team)

Hidayah LGBTQ1+ Training and Awareness Session

Wednesday 12 October 202212:30pm to 1:30pm

Online

This training session will discuss the barriers faced by Queer, Transgender, and Intersex People of Colour (QTIPOC) in reporting hate crime

Stop Hate UK - Disability Hate Crime Training

Wednesday 12 October 202212:30pm to 1:30pm

Online

Stop Hate UK - Disability Hate Crime Training for Community and Staff

Galop Training

Thursday 13 October 202211am to 1pm

Online

PAN London training will cover:

  • LGBT+ awareness
  • Nature and impact of hate crime
  • Hate crime laws
  • Underreporting
  • Barriers to accessing services
  • Good practice when working with LGBT+ hate crime victims 
  • Referral & signposting info

Stay Safe East – Disability Hate Crime Training Session

 

Friday 14 October 202211am to 12:30pm

Online

Stay Safe East will deliver presentation on

  • On their advocacy service,
  • What is Hate Crime
  • How to identify when a vulnerable person with disability has been a target of hate crime
  • Share case studies and referral process

Barking and Dagenham’s community hubs will encourage the utilisation supporting residents to report crime online. During National Hate Crime Awareness Week, community hubs will focus on promoting the reporting of hate crime to bring awareness to residents and victims of hate crime.

Schools in the borough will bring awareness to pupils surrounding Hate Crime Awareness Week through lesson plans and assemblies. Votes For Schools have also provided hate crime awareness resources for teachers to prompt impartial discussion amongst students to raise awareness and impact of hate crime.

National Hate Crime Awareness Week aims

National Hate Crime Awareness Week aims to:

  • raise awareness of hate crime and hate incidents in Barking and Dagenham
  • encourage joined up working between local authorities, partners, and communities to tackle hate crime and hate incidents
  • encourage and support residents to report hate related crimes and incidents

What is a Hate Crime

A Hate Crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity or perceived disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

What is a Hate Incident

A Hate Incident is any non-crime incident which is perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity or perceived disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

How do I report a Hate Crime/Incident

A Hate Crime/Incident can be reported by:

  • calling 999 in an emergency. You can also text using the emergency SMS facility by texting 999. You need to register first by texting 'register' to 999
  • calling 101 for non-emergencies

If you would prefer not to report to the police you can report to the following :

  • Stop Hate UK, 0800 1381625
  • Tell Mama for Islamophobic hate crimes or incidents, 0800 456 1226
  • Community Security Trust for anti-Semitic hate crimes or hate incidents, 0800 032 3263
  • Citizens Advice, 0300 3309 038
  • Victim Support offers emotional and practical advice. You can speak with an advisor using online chat or call the East London Victim Assessment and Referral Service on 0808 168 9291, option 2