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.

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For more information about what we do download 17-24-30 Tri-fold Leaflet 2016

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Letters of support #NHCAW 2017


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

Here are the letters we have received so far;

  • The Prime Minister – Theresa May PM – Leader of the Conservative Party
  • Home Secretary – Amber Rudd MP
  • Leader of the Opposition – Jeremy Corby MPS – Leader of the Labour Party
  • Vince Cable MP – Leader of the Liberal Democrats
  • Mayor of London – Sadiq Khan
  • Andrew Dismore AM, London Assembly for Barnet and Camden
  • Len Duvall AM, London Assembly, Greewich and Lewisham
  • Florence Eshalomi AM, London Assembly, Lambeth & Southwark
  • Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, London Assembly, Liberal Democrat
  • Keith Prince, London Assembly, Havering & Redbridge
  • City of London Police Commissioner – Ian Dyson QPM
  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger
  • Dorset Police Deputy Chief Constable James Vaughan and Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset Martyn Underhill
  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, Paddy Tipping
  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, Hardyal Dhindsa
  • Police and Crime Commissioner for SurreyDavid Munro
  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, Lord Willy Bach
  • Police and Crime commissioner for Merseyside, Rt Hon Jane Kennedy
  • Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Kathy Bance MBE
  • Mayor of Hackney, Cllr Phillip Glanville along with Cllr Caroline Selman (Cabinet Member Community Safety) and Cllr Sade Etti (No Place for Hate Champion).
  • Islington Councillors,  Richard Watts,  Andy Hull and Kaya Comer-Schwartz

Please note – more letters will be added in due course.


Letter of Support – The Prime Minister – Theresa May

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I am pleased to extend my support once again to National Hate Crime Awareness Week, particularly in light of recent events.

Every person in the UK is equal and free to lead their life as they see fit. Our country is defined by our shared values; we are diverse, welcoming, vibrant, compassionate, confident and determined never to give in to hate. The diversity in this country only strengthens us and I hope this continues long into the future.

Whilst we have made great progress in tackling hate crime, one case is still to many. Alongside the work the Government is doing to tackle these abhorrent crimes, it is events like National Hate Crime Awareness Week that truly make a difference. I would like to thank you all for taking part in events to raise awareness of these despicable crimes and the effect they can have on individuals and communities.

I hope everyone comes together this week to stand with those affected by hate crime, to remember those whom we have lost and to help those who need support.

Theresa May
The Prime Minister


Letter of support – Home Secretary – Amber Rudd

Amber-Rudd

Dear Mark

RE: National Hate Crime Awareness Week

The United Kingdom is a place that a wide variety of people call home. This should be a source of pride for us.

Sadly, that does not reflect everyone’s experience, and there are times where people are
victimised simply for being who they are, whether it is because of their particular faith or for who they choose to love. That is totally unacceptable. Everyone has the right to live peacefully, without fear of being attacked for being themselves.

Perhaps hate crimes have occurred – to some degree – for as long as hate itself has existed.

However there is no excuse. The vast majority of us recognise and challenge this behaviour for what it is. Hate Crime Awareness Week is an important opportunity for us to come together and renew our determination to stamp out hate crime. The movement continues to grow and I am
grateful to the 17-24-30 and Stop Hate UK for making it happen.

I know that Hate Crime Awareness Week is being marked up and down the country, with charity and voluntary sector organisations, public services, and others leading the way. I urge anyone who feels strongly about this to participate, perhaps taking inspiration from http://www.nationalhcaw.uk.

There are so many ideas, from attending local events to showing your support on social media.

For my part I will always continue to push for robust action to address the causes of hate crime and improve our response to it. We have just announced additional funding for a National Online Hate Crime Hub, and we are continuing to fund local schemes to tackle hate crimes and keep people safe at places of worship and other faith institutions. We deliver these priorities with the support of a wide range of partners, and we will be using their expertise over the coming months to help us refresh the national Hate Crime Action Plan.

I give my best wishes – and unwavering support – to all those taking part in Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Amber Rudd MP

Home Secretary


Letter of support – Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn – Leader of the Labour Party

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Crime driven by hatred, prejudice and fear of those who are different is a stain upon our society and our collective conscience. It is of national shame that people continue to be discriminated against in public for how they look, how they worship and who they love. The recent rise in hate crimes underscores how far we still have to go.

In the past year, we have seen the brutal murder of Arkadiusz Jóźwik in Harlow – killed for being a migrant – and the callous beating of a 17-year-old Kurdish-Iranian refugee in Croydon. These are just some examples of the hate-filled attacks that take place – in one form or another – every day in Britain.

The Met police recorded 1,260 incidents of hate crime over the last year – a number which has tripled in the last 4 years. Muslim women are amongst the most abused. Lesbian and gay couples still often fear displaying affection in public. Ethnic and religious minorities face prejudice, in spaces and places where they should feel safe and welcome.

Our friend and colleague Jo Cox was cruelly taken from us in an attack driven by hatred. She brought love into the world and was killed for it.

We must not only declare our strength of community and unity after a hate crime or terrorist attack. We must live it and display it every single day in all of our actions. All forms of racism and discrimination should be challenged at all times, including casual forms of racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia.

In the Labour Party, we strongly believe in upholding the rights of minorities and protecting our most vulnerable. Not just through lip-service and token gestures but through real, tangible action to defend those most at risk of discrimination.

We seek to build a society and a world free from all forms of racism, antisemitism and Islamophobia. We are dedicated to progressing freedoms for the LGBT community and eradicating transphobic crime from our society.

Labour is the party of equality, diversity and tolerance. We were built on the values of social justice and human rights, and those values are rooted in the fundamental truth that we are all equal and deserve to be treated as such.

In government, we will work every day for a fairer society and seek to create a cultural change within society which respects and celebrates difference, rather than fearing and hating it.

I commend those who organised National Hate Crime Awareness Week in memory of Ian Baynham. I fully support them in their endeavour to shed light upon this evil and instigate positive change to end this type of crime.

Leader of the Opposition – Jeremy Corbyn MP – Leader of the Labour Party


Letter of support – Vince Cable MP – Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Vince Cable

I am proud to lend my support to National Hate Crime Awareness Week, which serves as an important reminder that hate, division and prejudice have no place in 21st century Britain.

Everyone has the right to be who they are, without fear of abuse, intimidation or violence. Our nation is a rich tapestry of different identities.  It is our duty to ensure that every person, regardless of race, religion, sex, sexuality, nationality, age or disability, is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. We must fight back against divisive, far right rhetoric, which sets community against community, undermining the core values of our country.

The last year as been a test of our nation’s resolve. Acts of terror across the country have brought communities together, but they have also been used by some to attack ethnic and religious minorities. This is unacceptable.

Hate crime is a serious offence and one that should, in turn, carry serious consequences.  Liberal Democrats have campaigned to make all hate crimes aggravated offences, allowing for stiffer sentencing of offenders. At present, hate crimes are not weighted equally; crimes on the grounds of race and religion are more likely to receive a tougher sentence than crimes on other grounds. There must be fair and equal protection for all victims.

Hate crimes inject terror and fear into our communities, eroding our collective sense of security, leaving the victims with lasting emotional, physical and psychological effects –  long after the act itself. That is why they cannot go unchallenged.

Let us use this time to remember the victims and their friends and loved ones. I would also like to thank the police and other local services for their continued hard work in keeping our communities safe and secure. Finally, thank you to the National Hate Crime Awareness Week for your hard work and dedication to this important cause.

Let us all work together to keep Britain open, tolerant and united.

Vince Cable MP – Leader of the Liberal Democrats


Letter of support – Mayor of London – Sadiq Khan

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Dear Mr Healey,

Thank you for your invitation to the ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral which marks the opening of National Hate Crime Awareness Week. Sadly, I won’t be able to attend the ceremony this year but am delighted that my Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden, will attend and speak on my behalf.

In the meantime, I would like to pay tribute to your role and the work of the 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign and Stop Hate UK for their efforts in facilitating and promoting National Hate Crime Awareness Week. I’ve noted with interest how the week has grown in recent years to become such an important element in galvanising statutory and community stakeholders to raise awareness of, and directly challenge, hate crime in our 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 us 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 in 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


Letter of support- Andrew Dismore AM, London Assembly for Barnet and Camden

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Dear Mr Healey,

I am pleased to support this year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

It is of utmost importance that the citizens of Barnet and Camden pledge to end hate crime and stand together to celebrate our differences.

People of all races, faiths, and creeds have made Barnet and Camden their home.

We have a responsibility to preserve the promise of openness and tolerance to ensure our community continues to flourish.

As a city, we must remember that the guiding principles of London are openness, diversity, and tolerance.

We cannot let fear or prejudice come between us.

The Mayor of London has called for Londoners to be proactive by reporting hate crimes of any kind to the police.

The only way to stop these atrocities is to know they are happening.

We need to send a clear message to those who wish to destroy our way of life that we will not be divided by hatred or violence.

No one in our community should threatened or attacked for simply being who they are.

We must stand together against act of hatred to ensure London remains open to all.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Dismore AM

Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden


Letter of support- Len Duvall AM, London Assembly, Greenwich and Lewisham

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I am happy to support National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017.

Hate crime is a blight on our society, and takes many forms.

National Hate Crime Awareness Week helps highlight this crime and supports communities to work together to ensure that hate crime is stopped, so that all our citizens can live free from the fear and distress that hate crime causes.

Yours sincerely

Len Duvall AM

London Assembly Member for Greenwich and Lewisham


 


Letter of support- Florence Eshalomi AM, London Assembly, Lambeth & Southwark

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I am pleased to support National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017.  Hate Crime has no place in our society.

It is vital that we all work together to tackle hate crime and support those communities that are affected by it.

I hope that the spotlight that National Hate Crime Awareness week shines on the issue will be a catalyst for us all to renew their efforts to stop hate crime.

Florence Eshalomi AM

London Assembly, Lambeth & Southwark


Letter of Support Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, Liberal Democrats

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The last year has seen some horrific acts of violence and hatred committed in London and Manchester.

As I write this letter we hear the further news that hate crimes targeting mosques across the UK more than doubled between 2016 and 2017.  Sadly London has also seen steep rises in the reported levels of all hate crime strands in the last year

Against this background it is vital that we renew our determination to fight hate crime throughout our country

I passionately believe everyone has the right to live without fear or persecution.   Whatever someone’s colour, their religion or faith they follow, their disability or the person they wish to love and share their life with, we should all be able to live without prejudice.   

National Hate Crime Awareness Week is an opportunity to renew our commitment to tackling all forms of hate crime and persecution faced by individuals and communities.   The work of Mark Healey, the 17- 24 -30 volunteers and Stop Hate UK has never been so important and so desperately needed.  However, tackling hate crime is not an issue just for others.  We all have a personal responsibility to ensure greater awareness exists of how hate crime can be tackled and to assist victims of hate crime to report their crimes and ensure they are not silenced.

I offer my full and total support for the work of Hate Crime Awareness Week.  By working together we will overcome fear and prejudice.

Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM

Liberal Democrat Member of the London Assembly  


Letter of support – Keith Prince, London Assembly, Havering & Redbridge

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We are very fortunate in London that by and large our diverse communities not only live harmoniously side by side but indeed enjoy each other’s culture.

I my self have spent the morning in at an open day at a Mosque the afternoon attending a service at a Synagogue and the enjoyed a evenings entertainment by the Hindu community all in the space of one day. Probably such an experience could only be possible in our great City.

This alone makes me very proud to be a Londoner but of course there is a very small minority who are jealous of our diverse lifestyle and are intent on disrupting this harmony.

We must stand together to defeat these small minded people by not allowing their actions to divide us.

We must recognise that they do not represent any community or religion just themselves and we must report any evidence of their activities to the police, be it significant or even unacceptable remarks.

Together we can defeat these small minded people and cowards and build stronger more diverse but united neighbourhoods.

Keith Prince AM
London Assembly Havering &a Redbridge


Letter of support City of London Police – Ian Dyson QPM

Ian Dyson

Dear Mr Healey,

I am writing to offer my support for the National Hate Crime Awareness Week of 2017.

This now being the 6th year of this annual charity led event is testament not only to the hard work of all those involved but also the positive contribution that such initiatives make to our communities.

The long term tackling of hate crime needs joined up thinking between police and public, support services and partnerships. Prevention and effective policing response relies on well informed, empowered and confident communities working with us, and those affected need ongoing support. For all these reasons and more, #NHCAW is always welcome.

I was pleased to hear that you are already in touch with the City of London Police internal staff support networks who I understand have offered to work with you in furtherance of common objectives, and that the launch event this year takes place at St Pauls Cathedral within the City.

I will be supporting your social media campaign through City of London Police channels and look forward to further building on the community confidence that your event brings us.

Yours faithfully

Ian Dyson QPM
Commissioner
City of London Police


Letter of support- Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger

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I am writing to show my support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week, which is taking place between the 14th and 21st October.

Since coming into office in November 2012, tackling hate crime has been a key priority for me, as part of my work to improve services for victims and witnesses.

Through my Your Force Your Voice community engagement programme I have been and spoken to residents from across the Cleveland area, including many diverse groups, and sadly the consistent theme from diverse communities is that hate crime remains a priority for them, and that intolerance is still evident within our local areas.

During my term of office I have supported a variety of initiatives to tackle hate crime focusing on education, better support for victims and raised awareness of the mechanisms for reporting.

These have included:

  • Production of a disability hate crime awareness film for frontline staff which has been used across the Police and partnership agencies to raise awareness of the impact of this devastating crime and to recognise the signs of victimisation.
  •  Funding for Show Racism the Red Card educational workshops in primary and secondary schools across Cleveland, and for teacher training sessions equipping teachers with the tools and skills to effectively challenge racism in the classroom.
  •  Funding for specific roles within the Police focusing on Community Cohesion, Refugee and Asylum Seeker Liaison and Hate Crime Investigation.
  • Funding for transgender awareness sessions with young people and community organisations across Cleveland focusing on mythbusting and educating communities regarding transgender and non binary issues.  Chairing a multi agency cross Cleveland Hate Crime Partnership working towards a multi agency action plan.
  • Introduction of a Cultural Awareness programme for front line police officers and staff giving them the skills and confidence to deal appropriately and sensitively with all our diverse communities.

These are just a few of the initiatives I have supported, there are many more, as I am passionate about tackling hate crime.

I know it is a massively under reported crime and I am working hard with the Police and our partners to put the message out to communities that we will not tolerate this unacceptable behaviour.

National Hate Crime Awareness Week is a brilliant mechanism for raising public awareness of this important issue and an opportunity for us all to stand together against the minority of people who continue to target others within their communities based on their Race, Religion, Disability, Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.

We should all be free to be who we are without fear of prejudice and intolerance, and I am determined that we will continue to strive for this in Cleveland.

Yours sincerely

Barry Coppinger Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland


Letter of support – Dorset Police Deputy Chief Constable James Vaughan and Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset Martyn Underhill

Dear Mr Healey,

We are writing to confirm our continued commitment to National Hate Crime Awareness Week.  As a Force, we recognise the detrimental impact that harassment, prejudice and targeted hostility has on individuals and the wider community.  

Hate crime can take many forms and all forms of hate crime are unacceptable in any circumstances.  Hatred not only has the potential to cause serious physical and emotional harm, it damages communities and undermines the diversity and cohesion we should instead be celebrating.

We continue to implement our equality strategy which sets out how the Force understands who it serves, where those people and communities are, what are their needs and expectations and how services are designed and monitored. The strategy also sets out how the Force understands the workforce, who and where our staff are and their needs and expectations of Dorset Police as an employer, which links to our positive action strategy to encourage representation from under-represented groups.

Our activity in relation to hate crime this year has included our continued proactive membership of the Prejudice Free Dorset Partnership, the activity of which will be showcased and celebrated in our annual conference which takes place in Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Prejudice Free Dorset working in partnership with Dorset Police, provides a victim focussed response to any incidents reported. Tackling hate crime is a priority and we continue to work with our communities to stamp it out.

Our joint efforts include educating the public on how prejudice affects individuals and communities, encouraging victims and witnesses to report hate crime, signposting to support networks for victims of hate crime and providing third party reporting centres.

As a Force we will also be contributing to the South West Regional Hate Crime Conference, also during Hate Crime Awareness Week, focussing on victim experience, good practice and partnership working.

On Saturday 1 July, Dorset Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner took part in the annual Bourne Free Pride event. For the second year running, the OPCC arranged for a police vehicle to be decorated in line with the theme of Bourne Free. This was driven in the parade by one of the Force’s equality champions and the Deputy Chief Constable, the Force lead on hate crime and other officers and staff walked alongside.

Both Dorset Police, as part of Prejudice Free Dorset, and the Police and Crime Commissioner had information stands; sharing community safety information and asking for resident’s views on policing. Over 100 people completed the OPCC consultation, with numerous others stopping to share their concerns and ideas. Dorset Police continues to work to build increased confidence among the LGBT community.

On Saturday 5 August, Dorset Police once again took part in the Dorset One World Festival along with Prejudice Free Dorset colleagues in Dorchester, joining in the celebrations that brought people of all cultures together. It provided an opportunity for officers and staff to get a feel for issues facing local communities.

Officers from the Dorchester Neighbourhood Policing Team and Equality Champions joined in the festivities as part of the Force’s ongoing effort to demonstrate that hate crime will never be tolerated and victims of crime will be supported.

Officers raised awareness of hate crime reporting options available to any victims, including the pioneering Hate Crime App, which helps the most vulnerable members of society to report in the moment and in the privacy of their own safe environment

Hate crime has always been under-reported. We are working to build the confidence of all communities to come forward and report hate incidents and crimes. With recent media coverage, national and international events raising the profile of hate crime, we want to encourage victims to come forward in confidence.  As part of the Force’s work in this area, in conjunction with the OPCC it is developing its Engagement Strategy by creating bespoke Engagement Plans and assign operational leads for harder to reach communities.  The Force remains committed to bringing perpetrators to justice wherever possible.

Prejudice Free Dorset will be holding a Hate Crime Conference on 20 October during Hate Crime Awareness Week to consider the government’s new hate crime action plan with our communities and agree our action plan for the coming year in relation to preventing and responding to hate crime, increasing reporting, improving support for victims and building understanding. 

Yours sincerely

Dorset Police Deputy Chief Constable James Vaughan and Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset Martyn Underhill


Letter of support-  Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, Paddy Tipping

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I welcome the arrival once again of National Hate Crime Awareness Week (NHCAW) and would like to show my support and commitment once again to the ongoing fight to banish hatred and prejudice from our communities.

A happy society is one in which individuals can truly be themselves without fear of persecution, isolation or judgement. It is up to everyone one of us to protect freedom of choice and the right to be different by standing up to the bigoted attitudes that stir tension in our communities, breed violence and aggression and inflict long-term psychological damage on victims.
Nottinghamshire is one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse counties in England and the vast majority of people who live here respect their neighbours, embrace uniqueness, practice solidarity and value peace and friendship.

We must never let hatred or the warped ideas of a tiny minority perpetuate fear or undermine the positive relationships that exist within our communities.
As a country we’ve experienced some incredibly dark days in 2017 where hatred has claimed many innocent lives. Out of the gloom, however, we’ve also witnessed society at is best with communities and individuals pulling together to show strength, togetherness and defiance.
This summer, for instance, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing individuals of different faiths, genders, beliefs, sexuality and traditions coming together in celebration of this wonderfully diverse county.

These kinds of community events are crucial for supporting the values of tolerance, togetherness, and acceptance and I’ve been truly heartened to see so many people sharing happy memories with their neighbours.
Ordinary people can be powerful instigators of change.

They can publicly reject hatred, they can ensure their children grow up in an environment where the virtues of tolerance and acceptance are not only preached but also practised and they can lead by example by taking opportunities like these to unite with their communities.

There are still too many victims of hate crime living in fear and isolation and this must change.

We are working very hard to reassure and build confidence in our support mechanisms to show victims that breaking their silence is not only vital for their own safety and recovery but the safety of others.

We still have a long way to go but I’ve no doubt that the work of NHCAW will be a powerful aid on this journey.

Yours sincerely

Paddy Tipping Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner


Letter of support- Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, Hardyal Dhindsa

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Dear Mr Healey,

I would like to once again offer my full support for this year’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week and the work taking place across the UK to challenge hatred and division.

The inexplicable barbarism we’ve witnessed in our country this summer and the loss of so many innocent lives has given us all a reason to stand united against hate and violence.

We are all responsible for fighting for a better and safer future and practising the values of respect, tolerance and togetherness so that others can follow our lead.

The children of today are the adults of tomorrow and collectively we play a critical role in how they will view the world as well as the people around them.

Positive change begins with small gestures. It involves taking interest in the people who live within our communities and the cultures and values that steer their lives and beliefs. It involves pulling together and supporting our neighbours irrespective of race, class, religion, sexuality or gender – not just in times of crisis, as we have seen with the terrible events this year, but every single day.

As a Sikh and Britain’s first BME police and crime commissioner, I’m determined to confront hatred on every level and ensure those who bear the brunt of this heinous crime do not suffer alone or in silence.

In my capacity as the National Lead for PCCs on hate crime I also want to work with everyone to increase the public’s awareness and confidence to report to the Police or other support agencies.

Hate crime affects thousands of innocent, law-abiding people every day; ordinary, hardworking people who are targeted simply because of perceived differences. What’s crucially important for me is that victims of hate crime have confidence to report their experiences to police and have belief in the system designed to support them and deliver justice.

Derbyshire recently launched a hate crime campaign which saw reports increase by almost 25% in a four-month period. While this is to be welcomed, until we eradicate the
bigotry and divisive attitudes which foster tension and separation within our communities, no amount of work will ever go far enough.

Prejudice can destroy lives, create fear and break down the fabric of community life.

I stand united with every organisation in this country that puts their faith in a peaceful and prosperous future for society; one that embraces difference, values respect and renounces judgement.

Yours sincerely,

Hardyal Dhindsa Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner


Letter of support- Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, David Munro

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Dear Mr Healey,

I am writing to you to express my wholehearted support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week (NHCAW).

As APCC National Lead for Equalities, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR), this campaign is very close to my own priorities to create a safe and inclusive county.

NHCAW helps raise awareness of how we can all work together to tackle this issue and I gratefully accept the offer to support this campaign for a second year.

As Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Surrey, a key priority of mine is to support victims.

Enduring any crime, including hate crime can often have a demoralising effect on a victim, but can also involve physical violence, both of which I will not stand for.

Suffering in silence is one of the worst outcomes of crime and in Surrey, the Force has worked tirelessly to ensure people feel confident in coming forward to report all offences to the police or seek help from our partner agencies.

Through working together, we hope to provide reassurance to local communities that any criminality of this kind will be treated seriously and fully investigated. Hate crime, whether face-to-face or online, hurts us all and has no place in modern society.

With the tragic terror events that we have seen occur across the world this year, it remains crucial to continue educating both the public and our officers and staff how to best deal with these situations.

We will ensure the public feel protected and receive the best quality of service that they deserve when faced with any matters of hate crime.

Since coming into office and consequently obtaining my EDHR portfolio, I have sought to engage with the many diverse communities that make up Surrey to understand their issues and see where we can help.

By embracing one another’s differences, we can share information, culture and experience to ensure everyone, no matter their race, religion, sexuality, age or gender feels fully supported by myself, my office and Surrey Police.

We must stand united to challenge and bring those committing hate crime to justice whilst supporting those who have sadly fallen foul to it.

Yours Sincerely,

David Munro – Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner


Letter of support- Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, Lord Willy Bach

Dear Mr Healey

I am proud to be supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week (NHCAW) and the efforts of charities like Stop Hate UK and 17-24-30 which give a voice to victims of prejudice, hostility and violence.

There is absolutely no place for intolerance and hatred in our society and we must all come together to fight the grotesque attitudes that threaten our values and undermine the good work taking place in our communities to bring people together.

Throughout the week we will be promoting a message of hope, acceptance and togetherness and reminding those who live, work and visit Leicestershire of their duty to embrace their neighbours and champion the core values of respect, dignity and freedom.

It is the right of every individual in the UK to live without judgement, fear or exclusion. The diversity of culture and tradition within Leicestershire is what makes it so special and as home to a multitude of faiths, customs and traditions it is here we must lead by example.

Leicestershire has a reputation for bringing people together in celebration; people from all walks of life who are passionate about their county and passionate about declaring their devotion to peace.

It is the simple actions of ordinary people that can instigate the biggest changes for society.

We must set an example to our children and young people by words and action and carry forward the spirit of solidarity day in and day out in our offices, our supermarkets, our schools and our homes.

It is difficult to comprehend the true impact of hate crime on society when so much of it remains unreported.

Reaching these anonymous victims is a challenge and can only be successfully achieved by increasing confidence in the police’s handling of such crimes. Victims require support and protection but they also need faith in the system that is offering that protection.

This is something we are determined to change in Leicestershire. There is focused work underway to improve the services provided to victims of hate crime and our Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel is an enormous asset in analysing trends and understanding victim perspectives which has a direct impact on trust levels.

The work of NHCAW will be a vital in raising awareness of hate crime further and empowering those affected to break their silence and seek help and justice.

Yours sincerely

Lord Willy Bach Police and Crime Commissioner


Letter of support- Police and Crime commissioner for Merseyside, Rt Hon Jane Kennedy

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I am pleased to be able to confirm my commitment to supporting and promoting National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

I welcome this annual event as an important opportunity to raise awareness of hate crime and the potentially devastating impact it can have on people’s lives, on our communities and on society as a whole.

National Crime Awareness Week in invaluable in helping us to reach out to even more people who may be affected by hate and let them know they are not alone, that there is help and support available and that they do not need to suffer in silence.

National Crime Awareness Week is an opportunity for us to stand together to demonstrate that hate crime will not be tolerated across Merseyside.

Nobody should be subjected to abuse, fear or hatred simply because of who they are and this week we will be working hard to make sure all those who have been affected know there is help and support available.

We know hate crime remain significantly under-reported and this was something i pledged to tackle when i was campaigning to be elected as Merseyside’s Police Commissioner.

I am proud to say that since May 2014, I have commissioned independent national charity Stop Hate UK to provide a 24 hour helpline service for all victims of hate crime on Merseyside.

This service gives people a safe and independent place to talk about experience and to explore their options to take a matters further.

It is not intended  to replace reporting directly to Merseyside Police when a hate crime is committed.

Stop Hate UK have trained volunteers and staff are on hand to offer advice, take reports or signpost people to appropriate support.

They offer support in a wide range of formats and currently can help people speaking 45 different languages.

They can be contacted by calling 08001381625 or by accessing their we site on http://www.stophateuk.org.

We have increased the number of places at which a hate crime can be reported.

I am pleased to say there are now more than 90 Third Party Reporting Centre’s across Merseyside where you can call in to report a hate crime.

These are safe environments where a victim will be helped to report an incident of hate or abuse.

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Letter of Support – Mayor of Bromely, Cllr Kathy Bance MBE

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Dear Mark,

I will be attending the Hate Crime Service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday 15 October 2017 and am writing to thank the NHCAW for organising this event to confirm solidarity against any form of Hate Crime.

The NHCAW is playing an important role in reaching out, serving, educating and continuing to build relationships with groups who are perceived as different.

We hope that law enforcement, our Government leadership, and the media will become more proactive in creating a deeper level of understanding, respect and support among all people.

As a society, we must break the silence on racist and other hate-motivated crimes, create a safe environment that encourages people to report hate crimes, and to find effective ways to address and prevent them.

Your work is sending a strong message that we all want to enjoy an inclusive society, valuing our minorities and the integrity of our communities.

Thank You

Yours sincerely

Cllr Kathy Bance MBE Mayor of Bromley


Letter of support – Mayor of Hackney, Cllr Phillip Glanville along with Cllr Caroline Selman (Cabinet Member Community Safety) and Cllr Sade Etti (No Place for Hate Champion).

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As representatives of Hackney, one of the UK’s most diverse boroughs, protecting the right of our residents to live as they choose is one of the most important things to do.

Hackney is a brilliant, diverse place, where people from all backgrounds – different nationalities, religions and sexualities – share streets, schools, parks, community halls, workplaces and, crucially, our common values of tolerance and respect.

Hackney is the sixth most diverse borough in London and only last month we came together and celebrated our diversity in the fun-filled Hackney One Carnival. This month the Council will be celebrating Black history and culture in the borough with a two-month long season of free events and activities.

Our borough is a champion of people of different sexualities, who we honoured during Pride week this year by raising the Pride flag above Hackney Town Hall, and who we celebrate as part of our all-year Hackney Pride 364 festival. our interfaith forum meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the many and varied faiths represented across our borough. We also work hard to protect the writes of disabled people and this summer we launched a campaign to highlight and address the access needs of disabled people.

In December Hackney Council unanimously passed a motion condemning hate crime and setting out the concrete actions we are taking in partnership with the community to ensure Hackney is no place for hate. Hate incidents and crime have particularly harmful effect on victims, as they see to attack an intrinsic park of who the victim is, or who they are perceived to be – impacting both on the quality of life of both the individual themselves and the community as a whole. That’s why it’s more important than ever to celebrate the diversity of our boroughs, towns, cities and nations.

We wholeheartedly support National Hate Crime Awareness Week as we know that the only way to fight hate crime is to highlight it, talk about it and work with our communities and partners to banish it from our streets.

Yours faithfully

Cllr Philip Gianville Mayor of Hackney, Cllr Caroline Sleman (Cabinet Member for Community Safety) and Cllr Sade Etti (No Place for Hate Champion).


Letter of support- Islington Councillors,  Richard Watts,  Andy Hull and Kaya Comer-Schwartz

 

Islington Council is pleased once again to be supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week. Islington is an extremely welcoming, decent and accepting place which people from across the world call home. Our community is strengthened by its diversity and we are clear that Islington is no place for hate.

The strength of our community was clear for all to see when a cowardly terrorist struck in Finsbury Park in June this year. The attacker sought to sow hatred but we stood in solidarity. The Council and our residents rushed to offer practical and emotional support and to rally together in a show of unity. Together, we showed that Islington will not be divided by hate.

As we have in previous years, Islington Council will be fully supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week. During the week, we will launch the Islington Hate Crime Pledge, reinforcing the aims of the hate crime strategy which the Council launched with partners in October 2016. We will also be coordinating a range of events in partnership with the voluntary and community sector and the police, including an event with young people at the Emirates Stadium, presentations and information stalls.

Whatever form it takes and whomever it targets, hatred will not be tolerated in Islington and we are committed to stamping it out. Islington is a vibrant and united borough and our community is stronger because of its diversity. We are pleased to be supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week this year and will continue to do so.

Yours sincerely
Councillor Richard Watts Cllr Andy Hull Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz


 


 

 

 

 

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NHCAW Google Map 2017

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Welcome to the National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW Google Map 2017.

This map covers hate crime awareness events organised between the 1st April 2017 to the 31st March 2018, with the main focus on National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW which takes place between the 14th to 21st October 2017.

This year we have set up a new website www.nationalhcaw.uk to promote the week.

We encourage you to register your events here.

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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 #NHCAW Google Map 2017

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  • Blue = Hate Crime Awareness Event
  • Black = Article about National Hate Crime Awareness Week
  • Green = Positive Hate Crime FOI response (they have policy)
  • Amber = Hate Crime FOI response (they are doing some work)
  • Red = Negative Hate Crime FOI response (they have no policy)

National Hate Crime Freedom of Information Research Project 2017

Last year we ran a pilot freedom of information request in London, approaching 33 London Boroughs including the City of London eight questions about what they are doing about hate crime.

This year we are expanding this research – and will be adding markers to the map to indicate the responses of local authorities (police and councils) around the UK.

National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW Listings 2017

Where possible we intend to list as many events featured on the Google Map above in the events listing below.

17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Awareness Week events;

  • 17th April – Brixton Remembers 17-24-30 Outreach event.
  • 24th April – Brick Lane Remembers 17-24-30 Outreach event.
  • 30th April – Soho Remembers 17-24-30 Annual gathering.
  • 15th October – #NHCAW Service at St Paul’s Cathedral (more info here)
  • 22nd October – 17-24-30 Annual Fundraiser at the Two Brewers

Stop Hate UK events;

  • Stop Hate UK events will be added here in due course.

Find out more about Stop Hate UK events here.

National #No2H8 Crime Awards

We are very proud to be one of several partner organisations involved in the #NO2H8 Crime Awards.

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  • 26th August – Nominations close.
  • 10th October – National Awards Event

Find out more about the #No2H8 Crime National Awards here.

East of England Events

  • register events here

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Safer Futures Communities Bulletin

Safer Communities Bulletin

Here is the June edition of the Safer Future Communities newsletter with updates and news of work, and relevant information over the last month in the Criminal Justice world.

Over the last month, the 4 main VCSE sub-groups of the network; Reducing Reoffending; Victims Alliance Services, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), and Gangs & Serious Youth Violence, have each held meetings focusing on the Police and Crime priorities in their respective areas of interests.

The Deputy Mayor, Sophie Linden, had a consultation engagement meeting with the Gangs & Serious Youth Violence sub-group on the Mayor’s Knife Crime Strategy.

It is essential that the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector is actively involved in driving the pan-London criminal justice agenda, and be engaged in MOPAC’s work on the Police and Crime Plan over the next 4 years. If your organisation falls into any of these groups, but have not been involved in them, please contact Ade Fashade at LVSC to find out more.

LVSC have also had positive meetings with the MOPAC Hate Crime Online Hub, who are keen to work closely with the sector to ensure wider reach for the service, the Pan-London Restorative Justice network, and the MOPAC Evidence & Insight Team, to keep abreast of crime trends in London to help identify gaps in service provision in the community.

Read more here

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Stonewall asks – have you experienced hate crime?

Stonewall Hate Crime

Have you experienced a hate crime or hate incident because of your actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity?

Experiencing a hate crime or hate incident can have terrible effects on the individual and their loved ones. No one should have to suffer verbal or physical threats and violence simply for who they are.

Share your story and help Stonewall shape their work.

Read More – on the Stonewall website.

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Pride in London release findings from LGBT Hate Crime Survey

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New research exploring hate crimes in the UK show nearly half of LGBT+ Londoners claim to have been a victim of hate crime. Pride in London, which commissioned the research, launched a hate-crime awareness campaign today and revealed it was behind the anonymous ‘hate’ posters and taxi adverts that have been spotted across London since Monday. 

Other findings comparing the experiences of LGBT+ Londoners and UK adults show:

  • 68% of LGBT+ Londoners worry that they could be a victim of hate crime
  • 42% of LGBT+ Londoners have been a victim of hate crime in the last 12 months
  • 18% of UK adults believe that they have been a victim of hate crime
  • Only a third of UK adults that have experienced a hate crime reported it to the police and amongst LGBT+ Londoners this falls to around a fifth (21%)

Pride in London’s hate crime campaign, supported by the Metropolitan Police Service and the LGBT+ anti-violence charity Galop, also uses crime statistics and social media data powered by Brandwatch social intelligence to feature real life incidents for hate crime on more than 80 posters throughout the city; supplied by Jack Agency, the ECN digital network, and across the VeriFone Media Digital Taxi Top network displaying 50 different geo located messages.

Read more on the Pride in London website here.

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NHCAW Fundraising Campaign 2017

NHCAW Fundraising Campaign 2017

Donate here: https://www.sponsorme.co.uk/markhealey/nhcaw2017.aspx

We are aiming to raise £5,000 for the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign over the next few months as we work towards National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW 2017

The money raised will help fund our on-going anti-hate crime work;

  • Organising the April Acts of Remembrance #AAR
  • Organising National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW
  • #NHCAW HOPE Campaign

Background

17-24-30 was founded in March 2009 to mark the 10th anniversary of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho which killed three people and injured many more.

In the same year, the organisation organised the first London Vigil against Hate Crime for Ian Baynham – after he died following a homophobic attack in Trafalgar Square.

In 2010, 17-24-30 registered as a small charity with HMRC ref XT30898.

The London Vigils took place between 2009 to 2012, and then evolved into National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW

The #NHCAW week takes place between the second and third Saturday in October each year, it aims to raise public awareness of hate crime, remembering those lost and those who need our on-going support.

National Service of Hope and Remembrance for those affected by Hate Crime

Will take place on Sunday 15th October at St Paul’s Cathedral – free tickets are available via Eventbrite here.

During the service we will remember those killed and injured during the attacks on Westminster Bridge, Manchester Arena, London Bridge and the Finsbury Park Mosque.

Each year, a National Candle of Hope and Remembrance is lit by friends and relatives in memory of someone they have lost, the candle then remains within St Paul’s Cathedral for the duration of the week. Previously the candle has been lit for those killed in the Admiral Nail Bomb attack (Andrea Dykes, Nik Moore and John Light), Ian Baynham, Sophie Lancaster, Mohammed Saleem, the 49 people killed in the pulse Nightclub shootings and 20 disabled people murdered in their beds in a Japanese care home.

#NHCAW HOPE Campaign

Our #NHCAW HOPE Campaign aims to;

  • Hate crime awareness
  • Operations responses to hate crime
  • Prevention of hate crime
  • Empower communities to tackle hate crime

We generally use the three hash tags; #WeStandTogether #NoPlaceForHate #SafePlaceForAll as they sum up the objectives of our work – to encourage people to come together, to state that hate crime is not acceptable in our communities, and that we want our communities to be safe places for everyone.

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For more information please view our new website www.nationalhcaw.uk

Donate here: https://www.sponsorme.co.uk/markhealey/nhcaw2017.aspx

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Appeal for Letters of Support #NHCAW 2017

 

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Image above “Click here for letters 2017” as it appears on the new http://www.nationalhcaw.uk website – linking to Letters of Support 2017 on this, 17-24-30’s WordPress site.

 

It is that time of the year when volunteers from the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign start appealing for letters of support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW 2017.

The week takes place between the second to third Saturday in October each year, and aims to be a week of action to raise public awareness of hate crime, to remember those we have lost and those who need our on-going support.

We will be writing to;

  • Leaders of the Political Parties.
  • Local Authority Leaders – England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
  • Members of the UK Parliament and House of Lords
  • London Assembly
  • Scottish Parliament
  • Welsh Assembly
  • Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Police Commanders
  • Faith Leaders

amongst others around the United Kingdom to encourage as many people as possible to contribute letters of support (along with a jpeg photograph of the writer) and help us promote this established national event.

Letters should be sent to info@17-24-30.org paper copies should be sent to;

  • 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign, C/O Studio 151, 15 Ingestre Place, London W1F 0JH.

Watch this space – letters of support 2017 will be added here in due course.

Letters of support from previous years 2012 to 2016 can be located via links on our new website www.nationalhcaw.uk on the National Service #NHCAW page here.

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