Each year we write to each of the Police and Crime Commissioners across the UK to seek their support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Here is the letter we wrote to them this year;
Dear (insert name of Police and Crime Commissioner),
First, I am pleased to inform you that the charity 17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week is now registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with the Charity Commission (Charity No 1184819).
My name is Mark Healey and I am writing to appeal for your support for the 8th National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NationalHCAW that is due to take place between the 12th to 19th October this year.
I have some questions and some suggestions how we can work together;
1, Is tackling hate crime included in the Police and Crime Commissioner’s current priorities?
- If yes – can you let us know what you are doing to tackle hate crime in your areas?
We would love to share press releases about your work tackling hate crime through our social media channels.
2. Does the Police and Crime Commissioner allocate specific funding for tackling hate crime?
- If yes – How much are you allocating this year?
Is it possible that you would consider allocating some funding to 17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week to enable us to continue organising the national week?
3. How many hate crime awareness events are taking place in your area?
We are encouraging everyone organising hate crime awareness events throughout the year (not just during the national week) to let us know so that we can place markers on the National Hate Crime Google Map that we have set up to show where events are taking place across the UK (URL link below).
The map aims to promote existing events and activities across the UK whilst also enabling us to see which areas are addressing hate crime and which areas are not.
4. Is the Police and Crime Commissioner planning to participate in National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019?
- If yes – can you tell us what the Police and Crime Commissioner is planning to do.
Where possible we want to publicise the good work you are doing.
5. Has the Police and Crime Commissioner participated in previous National Hate Crime Awareness weeks?
- If yes – please can you tick the years that the Police and Crime Commissioner has recently taken part in the national week.
- 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 .
6. Has the Police and Crime Commissioner written any letters of support/public statements for the National week this year?
- If yes – please could you send us a copy of those letters with a photo of the Police and Crime Commissioner so we can post them on our website.
Each year we publish letters of support from the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and others across the social and political spectrum backing National Hate Crime Awareness Week and stating that there is no place for hate in the UK. These are shared across social media, on our website and the Google Map.
- Is there anything that we can do for you?
I look forward to hearing from you.
All the best
Website and social media
We have a national website www.nationalhcaw.uk and will be using the following social media to promote the national week;
We are asking everyone to use #NationalHCAW instead of #NHCAW this year, along with #WeStandTogether, #NoPlaceForHate in the UK and #SafePlaceForAll.
Charity Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/172430NationalHCAW/
National week page; https://www.facebook.com/NationalHCAW/
Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.com/nationalhcaw/
Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/NationalHCAW
YouTube Chanel: https://www.youtube.com/user/172430notohatecrime
We will post responses on our 17-24-30 Facebook page here.
- Avon and Somerset
- Devon Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
- Greater Manchester
- North Wales
- North Yorkshire
- Northern Ireland
- South Wales
- South Yorkshire
- Thames Valley
- West Mercia
- West Midlands
- West Yorkshire
In this Facebook photo album you will find details of Police and Crime Commissioners websites and social media links.