Hate Crime Awareness Week
We want you to feel safe in your home and for all of our estates and neighbourhoods to be places where people can go about their business without fear or harassment. That’s why we’re once again supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week, which runs from 9 to 16 October.
What is Hate Crime?
Nottinghamshire Police records hate crimes within any one (or more) of the following categories: disability, race, religion/faith, sexual orientation, transgender identity, misogyny, alternative subculture, or other.
We do not tolerate it and we’ll always take the strongest action against anybody committing any acts of hate and support victims.
A survey conducted by National Citizens found that more than a third of people in Nottingham had experienced a hate crime – with repeat victimisation an all too common experience for many. Well over 1,000 incidents of Hate Crime are reported to the police each month, which shows the scale of the problem. But we know that unfortunately a large proportion of people choose not to report it. Please do.
Our Housing Patch Managers are trained to investigate reports of hate crime and to be supportive and sensitive to the needs of victims.
All complaints are taken seriously and we investigate them thoroughly and sensitively.
You can report Hate Crime to us in the following ways:
- Talking to your Housing Patch Manager or calling us on 0115 746 9555
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text REPORTASB and your message to 80800 and we’ll call you back
Call the police on 101 or in an emergency or if you feel at risk, dial 999.
You can also report hate crime online at www.report-it.org.uk
Witnesses, as well as victims, can report a hate crime.
More Support for victims
As well as support from NCH, there are national organisations that offer support to victims of hate crime. They provide services such as helplines, guidance, confidential safety advice and training. Some may be able to report a hate crime on your behalf.
Stop Hate UK
Working to challenge all forms of hate crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity.
A national hate crime support and monitoring service for victims of anti-Muslim hatred.
Deals with antisemitic incidents and provides victim support.
Charity for deaf and deafened people, providing advocacy, support and advice.
Friends Families and Travellers
Hate incident reporting and support service run by and for Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities in the UK.
Charity tackling hate crime against LGBT+ communities.
Charity for people with Learning Disabilities, providing advice and support.
Disfigurement charity who provide support, advice and advocacy.