Basildon CVS is hosting a crime awareness event in collaboration with Victim Support to improve understanding of Hate Crime and how Hate Crime can manifest itself.
“Lasting rise in hate crime after EU referendum, figures show”
“Horrible spike' in hate crime linked to Brexit vote, Met police say”
“Homophobic attacks in UK rose 147% in three months after Brexit vote”
Headlines like the above have highlighted fears within communities regarding the increase in hate crime since the EU referendum.
Neil Monk, Hate Crime project worker from Victim Support will speak about:
the effect of the Brexit vote and the response of criminal justice agencies,
Hate Crime and under-reporting
the importance of increasing reporting of this particularly high impact issue.
Neil will touch on patterns specific to the Essex area as well as the national picture, and key case studies in the development of the government’s approach to hate crime, such as the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
Victim Support is co-ordinating a project with the Strategic Hate Crime Prevention Partnership to look at how we can increase confidence in reporting crime based on – ethnicity, faith, disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
This event will enable you to recognise hate crime in your communities, the trends and how to report it so it can be dealt with appropriately. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and also for a one-to-one with Neil in private.
(Please note - there is only disability parking at the George Hurd Centre. The nearest parking is Great Oaks, Basildon, Essex, SS14 1AH; and Toys R Us Southernhay, SS14 1AZ )