Hate Crime Strategy
This Strategy builds upon the 2016-2021 Hate Crime and Incident (HC&I) Strategy launched on 11th October
2016. That strategy followed consultation with members of groups primarily affected by Hate Crime during
National Hate Crime Awareness Week in 2015 and subsequent extensive development. There have been
many achievements during the course of the Strategy with a selection listed below. The Covid-19 Pandemic
had a significant impact on all organisations involved in the partnership from March 2020, putting much of the
development work on hold and restricting delivery of most Hate Crime Awareness training.
• Despite staff changes at both the Constabulary and Victim Support Services (VSS) which impacted on
continuity during the last 5 years, there have been many significant achievements against the 4 key
overarching objectives which were set and which will remain going forward.
• Coordinator roles set up at Gloucestershire Constabulary and Victim Support Services
• Strategic Partnership mailing list expanded to 131 member organisations and individuals across the
statutory and voluntary and community sectors
• 287 people received 1-day HC&I Training delivered by Dr Stevie Jade Hardy, University of Leicester Hate
• 1,105 people received 2 hr HC&I Awareness session delivered by members of the HC Partnership,
developed by the team from the 1-day material. (Figure is up to March 2020 only as a result of Covid-19.)
• Training developed to increase the number who can deliver HC Awareness training across the county
• A 1 hr session developed for delivery to community members
• HC&I reports and referrals to VSS increased from 68 in 2016 to a peak figure of 743 in 2018; total of 2000+
• Age, Gender (sex), Homelessness and Alternative Subcultures added to Gloucestershire HC categories
recorded by the Police in addition to the statutory categories of Disability Race, Religion, Sexual
Orientation, & Transgender Identity.
• Dashboard created by Gloucestershire Constabulary for data collection, visual presentation and analysis of
• Quarterly Monitoring Panel set up to identify and address any constabulary issues in handling HC&I cases
• Guidance produced for schools to include Hate Crimes and Incidents within their Anti Bullying Policies
• Schools online reporting tool for bully and hate crime introduced
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
Can you SPOT THE SIGNS?
*Click on the graphic above to go through an interactive scenario*
Preventing and challenging extremism through PSHE education; Resources to support teaching
- /A generic framework for discussing a terrorist attack - July 2016.pdf
- /Preventing & challenging extremism through PSHE education - Resources to support teaching (List of suggested resourses - final).pdf
- /PSHE Education Programme of Study (Key stage 1-5)_Jan 2017.pdf
- /Ten Principles of PSHE Education.pdf
- /What are the expectations on schools to respond to concerns raised by extremism (Ofsted & ISI expectations).pdf
Extremism lessons - Understanding & preventing extremism
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.
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. www.ltai.info
Staying safe online https://www.getsafeonline.org sections for children age groups. All sorts of advice re social networking, gaming etc. (in particular - https://www.getsafeonline.org/protecting-yourself/online-radicalisation/)
Dorset Police Cyber Crime YouTube channel – various videos with safety tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQDCrgUmEgk&list=PLlViZeHKTBpwxY1S1r4t0nDeNWQjqQBQD
Report Extremist/Terrorist material online: https://www.gov.uk/report-terrorism
http://www.faithassociates.co.uk/safety/ 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:
“FAT FACE”, 10 minute video exploring a young boy’s journey to extreme right wing radicalisation https://vimeo.com/202407525 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.
With forced displacement reaching historic levels, schools all over the world are welcoming increasing numbers of refugee children. Teachers are facing new challenges in making sense of forced displacement and its complexities. With refugees and migrants regularly making headlines in the media and the internet bustling with information on the topic, explaining the situation of refugees and migrants to primary and secondary school children has become part of many educators’ daily work.
In addition, training and guidance for teachers with refugees in their classrooms is not always based on best practice, and is not always easily available.
In the UNHCR Teachers’ Toolkit you can find free-of-charge and adaptable UNHCR teaching materials on refugees, asylum, migration and statelessness, and a section dedicated to professional development and guidance for primary and secondary school teachers on including refugee children in their classes.
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