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Hate Crime Awareness Week

CPBC Supports Hate Crime Awareness Week

Castle Point Borough Council is supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week 12th – 19th October 2019. Throughout the week there is information available in the council offices, on the website and in public notice boards throughout the borough on hate incidents and how to report them. A Hate Crime is any crime perceived by the victim or any other person as motivated by hostility or prejudice towards their race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

Castle Point Council is a Hate Incident Reporting Centre, with staff trained as hate crime ambassadors. Essex Police has a network of these across Essex. These are community locations that can receive reports of Hate Incidents and Hate Crimes, from either victims or witnesses. A HIRC can act as an alternative pathway for reporting Hate Crimes/Hate Incidents rather than directly to the police and also signposts victims to support.

To find out more about this national week or about how to report or get support around Hate Crime, please search ‘Hate Crime’ at  #StopTheHate #notohate

Photo: Essex Police PCSOs join CPBC Hate Crime Ambassadors and Staff in Support for the campaign

Photo: Essex Police PCSOs join CPBC Hate Crime Ambassadors and staff in support for the campaign.