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Raise Awareness of impact of Hate Crime on communities in Met Police SW BCU Area; promote reporting & highlight support available to victims

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Aims and Objectives:

• To raise awareness of the impact of Hate Crime on communities

• To promote the reporting of Hate Crimes

• Identify the various types of Hate Crimes

• Highlight support available to victims of Hate Crimes

• Signposting agencies providing support for Hate Crime

• Showcase best practice


There are varying views within agencies and the wider communities about the gravity of the impact of Hate Crimes on victims who suffer any type of Hate Crime. There is also a view that there is only a small number of Hate Crimes reported in Kingston and Richmond compared to the rest of London and therefore this would minimise the perception of negative impact on victims of Hate Crime.

The last year has seen the most incredible occurrence of the coronavirus pandemic which caused the Government to take extreme measure to try to stop the disease from spreading. These measures included the introduction of a lockdown causing most people to stay at home.

There was a misconception that because there was a lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic and that people were generally off the streets the number of Hate Crimes would decrease. This did not happen.

The COVID-19 pandemic initially resulted in a decrease in reported Hate Crime cases. However, this was only sustained for a very short time. After the initial lull, cases in most strands of Hate Crime started to rise. Due to the way some of the pandemic was described and to have originated from (former President Donald Trump called it the Chinese coronavirus) the Chinese and South Asian communities suffered a considerable number of Hate Crimes much more than they would have done before the start of COVID-19.

Historically Hate Crimes have tended to affect victims health, social attitude and behaviours. Criminal Justice Agencies such as the Police have always sought evidence from victims before being able to offer remedy and take action. This is most of the time not possible due to the types of Hate Crimes reported and the way perpetrators behave which leave very little or no evidence.

There is a need to work to develop the way hate crimes are dealt with and how police prioritise and respond to victims when these cases are reported. The challenge of addressing the under-reporting of hate crime has been a significant one and the role of civil society organisations has been pivotal to addressing that.

Sought Outcomes:

Closer working between Criminal Justice Agencies and Civil Society organisations

Agree Referral Protocols between Statutory Agencies and identified Casework Advice and Support agencies

Promote the work of groups which bring together agencies which collaborate and scrutinise support given to victims eg KREC Hate Crime Action Group

Process and Format of the event:

A Virtual seminar will be run through MS Teams or Zoom platform due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Delegates will register through Eventbrite. This is a Free event.


Mike Ainsworth m- Stop Hate UK



Multicultural Richmond

SNB – Kingston and Richmond

SW BCU Police

Target Audience:

Police Officers and Police Service

Civil Society organisations

Statutory Sector organisations, e.g., Local Authorities Higher Education Institutions - Universities and Colleges

Police and Crime Commissioners

Race and Equalities Councils

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