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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.




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:





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





LET'S TALK ABOUT IT - Working Together To Prevent Terrorism

Action Counters Terrorism - Counter Terrorism Policy 

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.






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

Extremism lessons - Understanding & preventing extremism

Extremism teachers lesson notes:

 Report Extremist/Terrorist material online:


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

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.



Discussing terrorist attacks with your pupils

Supporting children worried about terrorism

 Report Extremist/Terrorist material online:

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


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




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.


Keep Safe Gloucestershire - APP

The Keep Safe initiative aims to support you to stay independent and provide you with a safe place 
when out in your community.

Instructions to set up Keep Safe App





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.



BBC News - Beaten up for being gay

Tagged under: radicalisation, extremism, Hate

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