Q&A About 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign

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Q: What does “17-24-30” stand for?

A: 17-24-30 represents the combined dates of the London nail bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho which took place on the 17th, 24th and 30th April 1999.

Q: When was 17-24-30 founded?

A: A Facebook group was set up in April 2009 to mark the 10th anniversary of the London Nail Bomb attacks. We registered as a small charity with HM Revenue and Customs in August 2011 (Ref XT30898)

Q: What does 17-24-30 do?

A: Our primary aim is to organise and facilitate the April Acts of Remembrance #AAR to mark the anniversaries of the attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho, and National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW in October.

We believe that it is important to actively remember the victims of hate crime, to show our support to those who have had their lives changed forever by acts of hate. We state that hate crime is no acceptable in our communities and that we will work together to tackle this problem.

17-24-30’s secondary aim is to spread a message of H.O.P.E. across the UK and beyond to encourage local authorities (including councils and police services), key partners and communities affected by hate crime to work together.

Q. What does H.O.P.E. stand for?

A: H.O.P.E. stands for

  • Hate crime awareness,
  • Operational response to hate crime,
  • Preventing hate crime and
  • Empowering communities to report hate crime and access victim support services.

Further Links

For more information about what we do download 17-24-30 Trifold Leaflet 2018 PDF

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National Appeal for Statements of Support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018

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Every year since 2012 we have written to leaders across the political and social spectrum to add their statements/letters of support to National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Here is the appeal for National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018;

“I am writing on behalf of the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign to request a statement/letter of support for this year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NationalHCAW 2018.

This will be the eighth time we have organised the national week, taking place between the 13th to 20th October 2018.

A week aimed at encouraging local authorities (police and councils), key partners (anti-hate crime groups and specialist organisations) and communities affected by hate crime to work together to tackle local hate crime issues.

Last year we conducted a national survey of 405 councils around the UK:

  • 236    61,46% state they include hate crime in their community safety plans.
  • 77      20.05% state they have separate hate crime policies.
  • 200    51. 81% state they have a designated hate crime lead/team.
  • 54      14.10% state they have designated hate crime officers.
  • 310    80.73% state they facilitate hate crime reporting.
  • 235    61.20% state they have designated hate crime pages on their websites.
  • 129    33.49% state they produce their own hate crime resources.
  • 52      13.54% state they provide direct hate crime advocacy services.
  • 229    59.64% state they refer to external advocacy services.
  • 195    50.78% state they facilitate hate crime forums.

And 209 54.43% said they were taking part in National Hate Crime Awareness Week last year, with another 90 23.44% stating they may take part.

We are hoping to increase the number of councils take part this year.

Each year we write and ask for statements/letters of support from across the political and social spectrum – and we hope you will add your support again this year.

Please forward a jpeg photo and your statement to info@nationalhcaw.uk.

At 6pm, on Sunday 14th October a Service of Hope and Remembrance will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral, during which the national candle of Hope and Remembrance in memory of Altab Ali (killed 40 years ago) and Stephen Lawrence (killed 25 years ago).

For more information about the week please visit our national website www.nationalhcaw.uk and our blog https://172430notohatecrime.wordpress.com/”

We would like to encourage people to forward this appeal to the local councillors, to their local Mayors, and their local Members of Parliament – to encourage as many people as possible across the UK to add their support.

Letters 2018 will be published here.

Links to letters from previous years:

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Letters of support 2018

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Each year we receive letters of support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NationalHCAW from across the social and political spectrum.

You can view all the responses on our National Google Map 2018 here.

Here are the letters we have received so far;

Political Leaders

  • Prime Minister Theresa May Conservative Party
  • Leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable MP
  • Co-leaders of the Green Party England and Wales Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry

Ministers

  • The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Communities Secretary
  • Sara Khan, Lead Commissioner of the Commission for Countering Extremism

Members of Parliament

  • MP Dulwich and West Norwood Helen Hayes
  • MP Stretford and Urmston Kate Green

Members of the House of Lords

  • Baroness Harris of Richmond
  • Lord Frank Judd
  • Baroness (Ruth) Lister of Burtersett
  • Baroness Janet Whitaker

Mayor of London

  • Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
  • Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Sophie Linden

London Borough Mayors

  • Mayor Barking and Dagenham Cllr. Sanchia Alasia
  • Deputy Mayor Barnet Cllr. Caroline Stock
  • Mayor of Bromley Cllr. Kim Botting
  • Mayor of Hackney Phillip Gianville
  • Mayor Hounslow  Cllr. Samia Chaudhary
  • Mayor Kingston Upon Thames Cllr Thay Thayalan
  • Mayor Kensignton and Chelsea Cllr Rossi
  • Mayor Waltham Forest Cllr Sally LittleJohn

Police and Crime Commissioners

  • Cambridgeshire PCC Jason Ablewhite
  • Cheshire PCC David Keane
  • Derbyshire PCC Hardyal Dhindsa – National Hate Crime Lead
  • Essex PFCC Roger Hirst
  • Leicestershire PCC Lord Willy Bach
  • Merseyside PCC Jane Kennedy
  • North Yorkshire OPCC Julia Mulligan
  • Nottinghamshire PCC Paddy Tipping
  • West Mercia PCC John Campion

Northern Ireland Assembly

  • Northern Ireland Assembly Member Paula Bradshaw

National Assembly for Wales

  • National Assembly Member Dafydd Llwelyn
  • National Assembly Member Julie James, Leader of the House and Chief Whip
  • National Assembly Member John Griffiths
  • National Assembly Member Leanne Wood
  • National Assembly Member Lynne Neagle
  • National Assembly Member Mark Isherwood
  • National Assembly Member Mohammad Asghar
  • National Assembly Member Nick Ramsay

Prime Minister Theresa May

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I would like to extend my support to National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

I strongly believe in the fundamental shared values that unite us – democracy, free speech, mutual respect, and the rule of law. Everyone should be able to go about their lives without fear of persecution or discrimination just because of who they are. Indeed, the UK’s diversity helps to make us the great country we are today.

However, sadly, we do not need to look too far to see intolerance and hatred. The Government will always condemn and take action against any attempts to divide our diverse society. This is why, as Home Secretary, I introduced the specific recording of anti-Muslim hate crime, so that we can better tackle this issue. It is why, as Prime Minister, I was the first world leader to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism. And it is why the Government is today providing direct funding for security measures at places of worship vulnerable to hate crime, funding work in schools to tackle prejudice and undertaking a review of hate crime legislation.

Let there be no doubt – the Government stands shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with communities who are working to tackle hatred. I hope that National Hate Crime Awareness Week will show what we can achieve by working together.

Theresa May Prime Minister

Leader of the Liberal Democrats – Sir Vince Cable MP

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Britain’s strength lies in our diversity. A multitude of nationalities and identities, races and religions, opinions and sexual orientations all enrich our society and enhance our communities. We must celebrate that diversity and uphold the rights of every individual to live free from fear of violence, intimidation or abuse.

Sadly, the recent rise in hate crimes, the proliferation of racist and misogynistic speech on social media, and the bigotry displayed by some senior politicians all demonstrate that this freedom cannot be taken for granted.

That is why National Hate Crime Awareness Week is so important. We must remember and support the victims of hate crime and redouble our efforts to prevent it in the future. Because the effects of hate crime go well beyond physical harm to victims. It can inflict lasting psychological damage, divide communities and beget further violence.

As a liberal party, the Liberal Democrats value free speech and recognise that sometimes opposing views will be uncomfortable and cause offence. But there have to be limits within a free society. It would never be regarded as “free speech” to make a hoax call of “fire” in a crowded cinema. Similarly there is no role for the deliberate instigation of hatred.

The Liberal Democrats are therefore calling for the definition of “aggravated offences” to be extended, so that it covers hate crimes motivated not only by racial or religious hatred, but also by hostility based on gender, sexual orientation and disability. That would send a clear message that no form of hate crime can be tolerated, and ensure that all victims are properly protected.

But preventing hate crime isn’t just a matter for lawmakers and law enforcement. We all have a role to play.

Politicians, commentators and others in public life must never engage in the stereotyping, scapegoating and demagoguing that inflames hatred. Instead, we must use our platforms to expose and confront such prejudice wherever we find it.

And each of us – whether we have a public platform or not – can do our part to build a society of tolerance and decency, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and no one suffers persecution or discrimination.

Yours sincerely,

Rt Hon. Sir Vince Cable, MP

Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Co-leaders of the Green Party England and Wales Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry

As co-leaders of the Green Party, we’re proud to support National Hate Crime Awareness Week once again.

The recognition of hate crimes fifteen years ago has played a huge role in empowering people to take action against hatred and fear. Recent spikes in hate crime, such as in the aftermath of the 2016 EU referendum, have highlighted once again the importance of recording these crimes, that the experiences of victims are taken seriously, and that action is taken against the perpetrators.

Only by identifying hate and division in society, and calling it out, are we best equipped to eradicate it.

This year, we were particularly proud to play a role in campaigning against misogyny. Our deputy leader Amelia Womack went public with her experience of domestic abuse last summer, and made a subsequent call to make misogyny a hate crime, working with women’s groups and campaigners across the country to inject the idea into public discourse.

We were pleased to see MPs debate the issue recently, and call for a review. We hope this results in a positive outcome for women across the country. When it was adopted in Nottingham, the results were clear: making misogyny a hate crime empowers women, makes them feel safer, and validates their experiences.

We will continue to support National Hate Crime Awareness Week, and the important work that it does for so many people.

Co-leaders of the Green Party England and Wales Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry

Ministers

The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Communities Secretary

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National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018

Hatred and discrimination have no place in our society, and National Hate Crime
Awareness Week plays an important role in shining a light on this. During this year’s
Hate Crime Awareness Week, I am pleased to have published the Government’s
renewed commitments to tackling hatred in the refreshed Hate Crime Action Plan.

As part of the refreshed plan, my department will continue to fund specialist agencies
that support victims of hate, work with young people to tackle the roots causes of
discrimination and prejudice, and bolster our race equality work. In doing so, we will
build on the work and expertise of trusted partners such as yourself, who have made
a tremendous contribution to community cohesion over the years.

I wish everyone taking part in this year’s Hate Crime Awareness Week great
success.

The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Communities Secretary

Sara Khan, Lead Commissioner of the Commission for Countering Extremism

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I would like to offer my support to Hate Crime Awareness Week. Our nation feels divided right now. As I’ve travelled the country I’ve heard story after story of intolerance and hatred. Too often this manifests as hate crime.

My commission stands with all those who bravely report or challenge hatred. It takes huge courage, and is rarely the easy option.

Our mission is to help everyone do more to challenge extremism.

Hatred towards others can inspire people into extremism; extremism can normalise hatred in our society.

This week we will see a rainbow coalition of individuals and groups express their support for work to challenge hate crime.

We need to back these brave people and build a movement of all those people who are opposed to hatred and extremism, all those who believe in tolerance, equality and diversity. They are the backbone of our country, and it is this movement that shows that we can overcome divisions.

Sara Khan, Lead Commissioner of the Commission for Countering Extremism

Member of Parliament for Dulwich and West Norwood Helen Hayes MP

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‘I was in Brixton on the day that the nail bomber struck, a violent and devastating act of hatred in the heart of our community.  Almost twenty years on, we are living in a time of great instability globally and nationally, and there is evidence that hate crime is on the increase again.  Hate Crime Awareness Week is therefore a vital and much-needed opportunity to unite in our opposition and condemnation of hate crime, support all those who are working proactively to stop it, and to build greater understanding and cohesion in our communities.’

Helen Hayes MP

Member of Parliament for Stretford and Urmston Kate Green MP

This National Hate Crime Awareness Week, I stand with those affected by hate crime, and pledge to do all I can to support communities to tackle and prevent hate crime.

Together, we must send a clear message that hate crime in any form is simply unacceptable. I’m fortunate to be MP for a diverse, vibrant and friendly constituency, where different communities live harmoniously together, and I’m proud to speak out against discrimination and division. Hate crime harms all of us, and it’s everyone’s business to tackle it. #westandtogether

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Kate Green MP

Members of the House of Lords

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There can be no place in any democratic society for the prevalence of any type of hate crime. Whether this is about race, religion, sexuality or any other hate crime which affects even the smallest minority, we must all stand up and protect our fellow citizens, especially when they are suffering some quite appalling prejudices.
Baroness Harris of Richmond
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Thank you for your briefing.  Your work is crucially important and I wish it well.
Lord Frank Judd

Baroness (Ruth) Lister of Burtersett

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Hate crime poisons our society.  It creates and feeds social divisions and undermines the human rights of our fellow citizens.  I salute your work combating it.

Baroness (Ruth) Lister of Burtersett

Baroness Janet Whitaker
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I am writing in support of Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018.

There is a growing awareness of the extent of hate crime and this week will see positive activities around the country from all sectors of society. Increasingly Gypsies Travellers and Roma are becoming emboldened to speak about and report such crimes against their communities with growing support from a range of public bodies and other organisations.

Working together in this way will both increase public knowledge and break down barriers.

Thank you for continued good work with this important cause.

With best regards

Janet Whitaker
The Baroness Whitaker

Mayor of London
Sadiq Khan
Dear Mr Healey,
I would like to pay tribute to your role and the work of the ’17-24-30 No to Hate Crime’ Campaign and your efforts in facilitating and promoting National Hate Crime Awareness Week. The Week has continued to go from strength-to-strength and plays an important role in galvanising statutory and community stakeholders to raise awareness of, and directly challenge, hate crime in our communities.
Hate crime makes victims of whole communities and no one should be targeted simply for who they are. That is why I have made tackling hate crime a priority in my Police and Crime Plan for London and why I am keen that we do all we can to raise awareness of the issue, so that victims know they are not alone and how they can seek support from statutory agencies, and also from within their communities.
National Hate Crime Awareness Week not only helps people understand the pernicious impact hate crime can have on individuals and communities, but also provides us all with the opportunity to demonstrate that we will not tolerate hate crime against anyone in London or across the UK. It allows up to show how communities are working in partnership to challenge those who would seek to divide us, and to support those who are targeted simply because of who they are.
I offer my best wishes to all those organisations and individuals taking part and holding events during National Hate Crime Awareness Week. In London and beyond, and look forward to continuing to work with the police, local authorities, schools and community and voluntary groups to ensure that everyone, whatever their background or identity, feels safe in our great city.
Yours sincerely
Sadiq Khan Mayor of London
Deputy Mayor Policing and Crime Sophie Linden
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National Hate Crime Awareness Week
I would like to express my continued support for this important campaign, which provides a focus for the work we all do throughout the year.
For National Hate Crime Awareness Week, we are once again supporting the campaign and providing resource materials for communities and partner agencies delivering events across London and I think we will see further growth in the involvement of local partners in the week’s activities.
Hate crime makes victims of whole communities and no one should be targeted simply for who they are. This is why the Mayor has made tackling hate crime a priority in his Police and Crime Plan for London and as the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, I am keen that we do all we can to raise awareness of the issues so that victims know they are not alone and how to see support from statutory agencies, but also within their communities.
In London, we have funded hate crime advocacy services and have also supported a variety of smaller voluntary sector organisations that work with victims of hate crime. You will be aware also of our innovative online hate crime hub project and we will continue to support that work, which is so important with the continued growth of social media.
Once again, than you for your continued hard work in leading the campaign and wish you all the best for a successful National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Your sincerely
Sophie Linden
London Borough Mayors

Mayor of the London Borough Barking and Dagenham

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I wish to express my support for the national hate crime awareness week. As someone who has experienced hate crime in the past, I know how deeply distressing this can be. I would encourage who have experienced hate crime, to report it so that the police, local council and partner agencies are able to respond appropriately.

Kind regards

Councillor Sanchia Alasia


 

Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet

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I am happy to extend my support to the National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Barnet is one of the largest and most diverse of the London Boroughs and that makes it a very interesting and vibrant place to live. As Deputy Mayor of Barnet I am privileged to meet people every week from many backgrounds. What makes Barnet special is that we share common values and over many generations have been a Borough to welcome people fleeing persecution. This has strengthened Barnet and one of the messages we all support is to never give in to Hate of any sort.

As such a diverse Borough, events such as the National Hate Crime Awareness Week really help to endorse the message to residents that “Hate” will not be tolerated. I will be proud to attend later in the month and represent Barnet at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Cllr. Caroline Stock

Mayor of the London Borough of Bromley Cllr. Kim Botting

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I am pleased to support National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

I have seen for myself in my previous career with the Police that hate crime can cause harm to individuals and to communities alike. Bromley is a relatively low crime borough and we support the work of our local police through the Safer Bromley Partnership to tackle hate crime when and where it occurs.

I believe hate crime should be challenged before it leads to situations of greater hate and even extremism which could result in an atmosphere of violence and unrest.

Mayor of Bromley Cllr. Kim Botting

Mayor of Hackney Phillip Gianville

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We welcome this opportunity to reiterate our support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week and our commitment to working with our partners and community to ensure that Hackney is no place for hate.

In the past year we have adopted the Hackney Strategy for Tackling Hate Crime following a borough wide community consultation, providing opportunity for Hackney residents and workers to co-shape the focus and priorities of the strategy. During this process, the community highlighted an enthusiasm for further partnership working between community groups and the council in tackling hate crime and for training front line workers to understand and support the reporting of hate crime.

As a result we have broadened our network of community partners, and during National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018 we will be providing training for 50 front line staff from both the Council and local delivery partners in Hate Crime Awareness, to equip workers with an understanding of the experience of hate crime for victims, the divisive effects hate crime can have on wider communities and how best to report and counter hate crime together.

We have increased our partnership working on Hate Crime with local police colleagues in the past year, making joint visits with Council Officers and Police Officers to community groups vulnerable to Hate Crime. Visiting faith groups, community centres and women’s groups, we have promoted together an understanding of hate crime and the broad range of reporting and support options available to victims, from the Police, Victim Support and our third party reporting partners – The Catch Alliance and Stop Hate UK.

We also continue to celebrate what we value in Hackney – our strong community spirit, welcoming attitude and wonderful diversity. Over the last year we have come together at community events, street parties and Hackney Carnival and celebrated our wonderful Windrush generation, our inspirational LGBTQI+ community through our Pride 365 festival and black African and Caribbean culture and achievements with our packed Black History season of events and activities.

Yours faithfully

Phillip Gianville Mayor of Hackney

Cllr. Caroline Selman Cabinet Member for Community Safety

Cllr. Sade Etti No Place for Hate Champion

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April Acts of Remembrance 20th Anniversary Consultation

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The 17th, 24th and 30th April 2019 marks the 20th anniversaries of the three London nail bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho.

Three people lost their lives in the Admiral Duncan bombing (Andrea Dykes, John Light and Nik Moore), and approximately one hundred and thirty people were injured in Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho – some left with life-changing injuries.

For the past nine years the small anti-hate crime charity 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign has organised and facilitated the annual April Acts of Remembrance. Two brief outreach events on the 17th April in Brixton, and the 24th April in Brick Lane, and a larger gathering on the 30th April in Soho.

We at 17-24-30 believe it is important to remember those lost, and to stand in solidarity with those who need on-going support.

We raise awareness of hate crime, encourage reporting and signpost advice and support services.

We are organising this short Google Form survey to invite those affected by these attacks to share their thoughts and experiences, to help shape what we do to mark the 20th anniversaries in 2019 and shape how we deliver the April Acts of Remembrance going forward.

Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/0tMqxtHq1PbjOv3a2

In this survey we ask;

About the April Acts of Remembrance

1. What is your relationship with these events?
2. Which of the three communities do you associate most with?
3. Have you attended any of the April Acts of Remembrance?
4. Should the April Acts of Remembrance continue as long as there are people who wish to gather?
5. Can you explain your answer to the previous question?
6. How do you think we should mark the 20th anniversary in April 2019?
7. Would you be interested in sharing your experiences with the media?

About the work of 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign

8. Any feedback our anti-hate crime work?
9. Would you be interested in volunteering with us?

Contact details (optional)

10. Would you like to be on our mailing list so that we can update you about our work?

  • First name
  • Surname
  • Email address

We use MailChimp to produce our newsletter. Your contact details (if you give them to us) will be used solely for the purpose of emailing you updates about our work. We will not share your contact details with anyone else.

Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/0tMqxtHq1PbjOv3a2

 

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NationalHCAW Google Map 2018

Welcome to the #NationalHCAW Google Map 2018.

NationalHCAW Google Map 2018

This map covers hate crime awareness events organised between the 1st January 2018 to the 31st December 2018, with the main focus on National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NationalHCAW which takes place between the 13th to 20th October 2018.

We encourage you to register your events here.

Register Events 2018

Once received – we copy and paste the information you supply, and add a marker to the map. In some situations – it’s not appropriate to place a marker on the map – but we still want you to register events taking place – just provide the date, name of the event and the region so we can include it in the events listing below.

National Hate Crime Awareness #NationalHCAW Google Map 2018

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NationalHCAW HOPE Campaign 2018

H.O.P.E. stands for hate crime awareness, operational responses to hate crime, preventing hate crime and empowering communities to respond to and tackle hate crime.

This year we are developing a series of social media graphics to promote H.O.P.E. in the lead up to National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW that takes place between the second to third Saturday in October each year.

We welcome others to develop their own artwork to take part in this campaign.

We aim to take people on a journey – hence the three hashtags we use #WeStandTogether (Green) aiming to bring people together, #NoPlaceForHate (Red) opposing hate crime in our communities, #SafePlaceForAll (Blue) representing blue skies ahead where we can live in peace and harmony with each other.

 

We want to signpost people to our national website www.nationalhcaw.uk

And promote the National Hate Crime Awareness Week Logo.

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We own the copyright to this logo but are happy for people to use it to positively promote National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW. If you use the logo please send us a copy of any materials you produce for our national hate crime awareness week archive.

C/O 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign, Studio 151, 15 Ingestre Place, London

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Hash Tag Eight Against Hate #EightAgainstHate

Hashtag Eight Against Hate #EightAgainstHate – is a simple idea – to encourage anti-hate crime organisations to share their social media campaigns – tweets and posts – on charity Tuesdays #CharityTuesdays between 8 am to 9 am so that others can pick them up, share and retweet them.

For more information about National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW visit our website at http://www.nationalhcaw.uk

 

Feel welcome to use these graphics to promote this hate crime awareness campaign.

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Hate Crime FOI Report 2017

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Preliminary report on our national hate crime freedom of information research project.

London pilot project

During the summer of 2016 we conducted our first Freedom of Information enquiry to councils across London. We had responses from 28 of the 33 London Boroughs including the City of London.

  • 69% of boroughs stated they do not have separate action plans for responding to hate crimes.
  • 34% of boroughs stated they do not explicitly include hate crime in their community safety plans at all.
  • 79% of boroughs do not have designated hate crime prevention officers, or similar roles.
  • 28% of boroughs do not facilitate hate crime reporting, and 17% do not have any information about hate crime reporting on their websites.
  • 69% of boroughs do not facilitate direct hate crime advocacy to individual s affected by hate crime.
  • 6 boroughs do not redirect or refer people affected by hate crime to external advocates
  • 11 stated that they are engaging with community based and voluntary organisations through hate crime forums or similar events.

Following the success of this initial piece of research, in the summer of 2017 we submitted Freedom of Information requests to every council across the UK – asking them eight sets of questions about eight areas of their work relating to hate crime.

This included; hate crime policy, staffing, reporting, resources, advocacy, funding, working with communities and participation in NCHAW.

UK hate crime freedom of information report 2017

We had responses from 384 of 402 councils across the UK (a 95.5% response rate).

These were then added to a spreadsheet by our volunteers using a Google Form that we had set up.

Hate crime policy

1a Is hate crime included in the council’s community safety plan?

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236 61.46% councils state that include hate crime in their community safety plans.

Piktochart: https://create.piktochart.com/output/28938566-1a-hate-crime-policy

1c Does the council have a separate hate crime policy?

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77 20.05% of councils state that they have separate hate crime policies.

Piktochart: https://create.piktochart.com/output/28938573-1c-hate-crime-policy

We asked for copies of council hate crime policies so that we can review them to identify key themes and best practice. This will be included in our next report.

Hate crime staff

2a Does the council have a designated hate crime lead/team?

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200 51.81% of councils state they have a designated hate crime lead/team.

Piktochart: https://create.piktochart.com/output/28938907-2a-hate-crime-staff

2c Does the council employ designated hate crime officers?

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54 14.10% of councils state they have designated hate crime officers.

Piktochart: https://create.piktochart.com/output/28939227-2c-hate-crime-staff

Hate crime reporting

3a Does the council facilitate hate crime reporting?

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310 80.73% of councils state they facilitate hate crime reporting.

Piktochart: https://create.piktochart.com/output/28939434-3a-hate-crime-reporting

We also asked what hate crime reporting methods the councils supported. This will be included in our next report.

Hate crime resources

4a Does the council have designated hate crime pages on it’s website?

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235 61.20% of councils state they have designated hate crime pages on their websites.

Piktochart: https://create.piktochart.com/output/28939963-4a-hate-crime-resources

Using this information we have started to build a Google Map to show all the council websites across the UK. Green indicates they have hate crime information page, Red indicates they don’t.

4a Map

We have designed the map so that if you click on any of the markers it will show the relevant information for that council.

It will also show:

4c Does the council produce it’s own hate crime resources?

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129 33.49% of councils state they produce their own hate crime resources.

Piktochart: https://create.piktochart.com/output/28940165-4c-hate-crime-resources

Hate crime advocacy

5a Does the council provide direct hate crime advocacy services?

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52 13.54% of councils state they provide direct hate crime advocacy services.

Piktochart: https://create.piktochart.com/output/28940503-5a-hate-crime-advocacy

5c Does the council refer people to external advocacy services?

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229 59.64% councils state they refer people to external hate crime advocacy services.

Piktochart: https://create.piktochart.com/output/28940763-5c-hate-crime-advocacy

Hate crime funding

We asked how much funding councils provided for hate crime in the past three years; 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18. Once we have analysed the responses this will be included in our next report.

Hate crime forums

7a Does the council facilitate a hate crime forum?

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195 50.78% of councils state they facilitate hate crime forums.

Piktochart: https://create.piktochart.com/output/28941061-7a-hate-crime-communities

NHCAW

8a Is the council taking part in NHCAW 2017?

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209 54.43% of councils across the UK stated that they were taking part in NHCAW in 2017.

Piktochart: https://create.piktochart.com/output/28941276-8a-nhcaw

8c Which years has the council taken part in NHCAW?

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79 councils stated that they took part in 2012, this increased to 83 councils in 2013, 112 councils in 2014, 141 councils in 2015, 162 councils in 2016 and 211* councils in 2017.

* note that figures for the London region were not available between 2012 to 2016.

Piktochart: https://create.piktochart.com/output/28941738-8c-nhcaw

 

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