Young people in Luton have been teaching each other about the scope of hate crime.
This work was made possible through a grant from Bedfordshire and Luton Community Fund from #iwill sources. As part of Mary Seacole Housing Association’s project “Educate – Don’t Hate, Stay Safe” 10 young ambassadors were trained. They went out into the neighbourhoods of Luton teaching young people aged 7-20 about raising awareness, understanding, identifying and reporting hate crime.
The project, following principles laid down by Youth Social Action, gave young people the opportunity to interact with the public while spreading the project’s message. As a result, the ambassadors were able to collect a wealth of primary data about people’s understanding of hate crime in the Dallow Ward of Luton.
The write-up from the research was published as part of the 2018 Hate Crime Week. Luton Borough Council and BedsPCC were sent copies of the research report.
The young people of Luton should be proud of what they have achieved in the town.
Download the report here: Dallow Ward Research Report PDF
For more information contact:
Lennox Adams at Mary Seacole Housing Association