Hate Crime Training
Stop Hate
Together
01473 668966
www.suffolkhatecrime.org.uk
Suffolk Hate Crime
Service
Suffolk Hate Crime Service
Tel: 01473 668966
Definitions
• Hate Crime
• ‘Any incident, which
constitutes a criminal
offence, which is
perceived by the victim
or any other person, as
being motivated by
prejudice or hate.’
Hate Incident
‘Any incident, which may
or may not constitute a
criminal offence, which
is perceived by a victim
or any other person, as
being motivated by
prejudice or hate.’
Hate Crime Categories
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Disability
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Gender identity / Transgender
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Race/Ethnic Origin
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Religion or Belief or Non-Belief
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Sexual Orientation
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Age
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Gender
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Alternative Subculture
Types of Hate Crime
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Bullying and / or harassment
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Physical abuse
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Verbal abuse
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Coercion / emotional abuse
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Financial abuse
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Taking advantage
Impact & affect on victims
and their families
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Fear
Reluctance to leave home
Homes become fortresses
Isolation
Changes in routines
Family breakdown
Acceptance of victimisation
Loss of friends / friends do
not visit
Impact on health and
wellbeing
The Pilkington family
'taunted and tormented'
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33 incidents
recorded by Police
Borough Council
aware of abuse
Mother set fire to her car
in a Leicestershire layby, killing herself and
her 18 year old disabled
daughter, had been
taunted by gangs for 10
years
Full time carer for her
daughter who had severe
learning difficulties
19 year old son (severely
dyslexic) also subjected
to abuse
1 letter of complaint
to MP
Victims of Hate Crime?
Christine Lakinski
Sophie Lancaster
Mate Crime
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The exploitation,
abuse or theft from any
vulnerable person by
those they consider to
be their friends.
Often referred to as
'fake friends'.
Suffolk Hate Crime Service
Background:
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Partnership between Suffolk County Council & Suffolk
Constabulary
Receives financial support from District and Borough
Councils
Developed in 2009 from and encompassing the racial
harassment department
The team currently has 3 Hate Crime
Officers covering the whole of Suffolk
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Stop Hate
Together
01473 668966
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Referrals:
Referrals can come from anyone, including:
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Direct referrals from victims, families and carers
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Police
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Social Services
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Anti-Social Behaviour Teams
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Housing Officers
Referrals can be made over the phone,
email, or using our hate crime reporting
form.
Stop Hate
Together
01473 668966
www.suffolkhatecrime.org.uk
Suffolk Hate Crime
Service
Suffolk Hate Crime Service
What we do:
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Support victims of Hate Crime in understanding what
has happened, reporting incidents, with the criminal
justice process
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Support families
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Liaise between agencies
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Assist with housing issues
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Signpost to other organisations/services
Stop Hate
Together
01473 668966
www.suffolkhatecrime.org.uk
Suffolk Hate Crime
Service
Suffolk Hate Crime Service
Other services:
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Training for professionals
Training with families, carers and people with learning
disabilities
Support and advice
Attend Anti-Social Behaviour Meetings and Disability
Forums
Project work:
– Third party reporting centres
– Suffolk Stay Safe Scheme
Stop Hate
Together
01473 668966
www.suffolkhatecrime.org.uk
Suffolk Hate Crime
Service
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Consortium of 7 charities
3 year funding from Ministry of Justice to support to
victims of Hate Crime
Providing buddying / 3rd party reporting centres /
training / awareness raising
Stay Safe Scheme
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Launched as a pilot scheme in
Felixstowe in 2010
Aims to provide places of safety for
vulnerable people outside their home
Initially created to support people
with Learning Disabilities
Places are asked to support the scheme
by displaying a 'Stay Safe' sticker
Stay Safe Scheme cont...
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Stay Safe card contains
basic information &
emergency contacts
If someone is separated
from carer, feel scared
or vulnerable, they are
able to go into a Stay
Safe Place and present
their card.
Any Questions?
Contact Us
01473 668966
Suffolk Hate Crime Service
@suffolkH8crime
www.suffolkhatecrime.org.uk
[email protected]
Landmark House
Egerton Road
Ipswich
IP1 5PF
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