Monday 14th May, 13.30 (arrivals), 14.00-16.00
Redbridge Equalities and Community Council
Charities Challenging Hate Crime
London’s pan-equality Hate Crime Network
This quarter we are hosted by RECC, New Hall, Gants Hill United Reformed Church (at the back of the Church in Ethelbert Gardens, IG2 6UN).
Travelling by tube its a 5min walk from Gants Hill tube station, exit at ‘buses to Woodford Avenue/United Reformed Church’ exit. After approx 100 yards you reach the Shalom Bagel bakery. Next to the bakery is an alleyway and then the front of the Church. Turn left down the alleyway and you come to a car park. The New Hall is next to the car park. Ttravelling by train to Ilford Railway Station, you get a 123 or 179 bus and you get off the first stop after Gants Hill roundabout, that is approx 20 yards from Shalom Bagel Bakery. If you are in a car, there is a car park next to the hall.
The Agenda will include RECC and partners new project, national legal parity campaign launch, MOPAC Victims Code of Practice Evaluation.
To book your place or for more information please contact Mhairi on HEARcampaigns@reap.org.uk
What HEAR members told us to do
On the theme of pan-equality Hate Crime HEAR members tasked us with connecting Hate Crime specialists, across all protected characteristics, to campaign to #EndHateTogether
HEAR members said it was important that HEAR’s pan-equality Hate Crime work:
• highlights the intersectional nature of Hate Crime
• brings together different equalities streams to look for pan-Equalities strategies for reducing Hate Crime
• highlights the fragmentation in reporting and convictions across London and ways to overcome this
• creates links between HEAR members, the police and other services on the frontline of recognising, reporting and eliminating Hate Crime
What HEAR has done to meet the task
HEAR set-up Charities Challeging Hate Crime (CCHC).
CCHC is London’s pan-equality Hate Crime network. It meets quaterly in a different part of London and co-hosted with a different HEAR member each time. The agenda and focus is decided by CCHC members.
Regular atttendees include Inclusion Barnet, Real DPO, ROTA, Victim Support, DASL, Galop, Traveller Movement notices and minutes available here
About once a year we invite our statutory colleagues to join us. This year we co-hosted with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
HEAR co-produced a 3rd Party Reporting list
HEAR members told us it would be useful to know where people can get #Support2Report, so we co-prodcued this list of 3rd party and anonymous reporting options in London. To include or update your service details on this list please email HEARcampaigns@reap.org.uk including details of your service.
To promote and share good practice in challenging Hate Crime HEAR has set-up an award for excellent and innovative London projects working across equality, across sector and across communities to #EndHateTogether.
Nominated projects were:
1. Disability Hate Crime MATTERS a partnership between Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)
2. Tower Hamlets Hate Crime Champions Project
3. User-Led Hate Crime Training co-produced and co delivered by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Barnet and Inclusion Barnet
The eventual winner, voted for by HEAR members, were Inclusion Barnet and Barnet MPS
Further details on all projects available here