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Counter Terrorism Police have now launched the first stage of their first ever safety campaign aimed at children and teenagers. Hate Crime


Hate crime CPS

The term 'hate crime' can be used to describe a range of criminal behaviour where the perpetrator is motivated by hostility or demonstrates hostility towards the victim's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

These aspects of a person's identity are known as 'protected characteristics'. A hate crime can include verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, harassment, assault and bullying, as well as damage to property. The perpetrator can also be a friend, carer or acquaintance who exploits their relationship with the victim for financial gain or some other criminal purpose.

Click here to view Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions - on hate crime

Disability Hate Crime - Schools Project PowerPoint








Definition of Disability Hate Crime

"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 or perceived disability."

This PowerPoint is a useful resource to use in schools re Disability Hate Crime. Click on the image to view the full PowerPoint.


Resources, Guidance and Articles


Preventing Extremism - Teaching and learning resource

Lesson on extremism Key Stage 3 or 4


Gloucestershire's Hate Crime Plan, 2016 to 2021 - The Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire said we must do more to stop hate crime. They asked for this Plan to be written.

Run, Hide, Tell: Advice for Young People

Right now, terrorism is a real threat and even though attacks are rare, there are things you can do to stay safe. View the 2 videos below which gives advice on what to do if threatened:





 Gloucestershire Hate Crime Strategy












Tackling Hate Crime in Gloucestershire.

Foreword - Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl - Hate crime is about people being intolerant of each other, but is goes far deeper than that.  It's when people are targeted for who they are or what they believe - their sexual orientation, trans identity, their race or their religion or disability. 

Click here to view the full report






Action Counters Terrorism - Counter Terrorism PolicyLET'S TALK ABOUT IT - Working Together To Prevent Terrorism

This is an initiative designed to provide greater understanding of PREVENT and to challenge all forms of extremism, be that Right Wing, Hardline Activists or Religious Extremist. By highlighting the issues and initiating discussions around the potential threats these create, we can develop a greater understanding and wider awareness.


*Click on the graphic above to go through an interactive scenario*



BBC News - Beaten up for being gay




Preventing and challenging extremism through PSHE education; Resources to support teaching

Extremism lessons - Understanding & preventing extremism

Extremism teachers lesson notes:

ACT For YOUTH - report 28/09/2017

Counter Terrorism Police have now launched stage one of their first ever safety campaign aimed at children and teenagers.

Designed to teach 11-16 year olds how to act in the unlikely event they are caught in a gun or knife attack, the ACT for YOUTH campaign reinvents the successful ‘Run, Hide, Tell’ public information films for a new generation.

Click here to read the full report


Action Counters Terrorism - Counter Terrorism Policy

If you’ve seen or heard something that could suggest a terrorist threat to the UK do not ignore it, report it.

For school websites, news pages or newsletters perhaps:

Let’s Talk About It – preventing people becoming terrorists.  

Staying safe online sections for children age groups. All sorts of advice re social networking, gaming etc. (in particular -

 Dorset Police Cyber Crime YouTube channel – various videos with safety tips

 Report Extremist/Terrorist material online:

Vodafone produce a digital parenting magazine which gives advice about social media, gaming and other online activities. Faith Associates in partnership with Facebook has produced the ‘Keeping Muslims Safe Online’ safety guide aimed at providing easy to understand tips and advice outlining best practice to help keep Muslims safe online.

Advice on how to talk to children about terrorism:

Teaching resources:

“FAT FACE”, 10 minute video exploring a young boy’s journey to extreme right wing radicalisation  The password is ‘toler8’ (most suitable for ages 11-14) Lesson plan via link.

Addressing topics such as extremism and radicalisation in the classroom can be challenging, but it needn’t be daunting.

To help you, the government has created the Educate Against Hate website where you can download free lesson plans, advice and teaching resources.

You can also follow educate.against.hate on Facebook and Twitter.




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