The Mayor’s Officer Policing and Crime has confirmed funding for London to pay for resources for National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020.
This will include bright yellow t-shirts bearing the slogan “We Stand Together Against Hate” with the hash tag #NationalHCAW and website http://www.nationalhcaw.uk, yellow button badges and hate crime reporting cards with the same slogan. NationalHCAW badges and leaflets promoting the annual week.
The idea behind the business size hate crime reporting cards is simple – people put them in their wallets/purses and forget about them until they are required.
In the first instance the card is abut encouraging people to report what they witness or experience to the police – if people don’t want to talk to the police then there is a dedicated hate crime reporting page on the national website that provides details of number of organisations that provide advice and support.
View the NationalHCAW Hate Crime Reporting page here.
There is an interactive Google Map showing every council website across the UK with markers indicating whether the councils provide hate crime information on their websites or not. Sadly there are still a number of councils that don’t provide information on their websites but we hope this Google map will help raise awareness and change that.
The resources are due to arrive in London on the 28th September and will be divided into two lots.
The first lot (a) will be divided into 12 bundles of resources which will be picked up by the 12 BCU Hate Crime Officers that cover the 32 boroughs of London. They will then cascade resources down to the groups and organisations that they engage with in their areas.
The second lot (b) will be packed into 300 Hate Crime Packs which will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to London-based groups and organisations. If you represent one of these organisations you are invited to register your interest today. It is hoped that we will get the 300 packs distributed during the first week of October – just in time for events starting on Saturday 10th October.
Register your interest for resources here (you will need to complete a Google form).
The national week takes place during the second week of October each year, between the second and third Saturday of the month (10th to 17th October this year).
View the NationalHCAW website for further information here.
It is organised by registered charity 17-24-30 National Hate Crime Awareness Week (1184819).
#WeStandTogether #NoPlaceForHate #SafePlaceForAll #NationalHCAW