Hate Crime

In 2016 HEAR set-up London’s pan-equality Hate Crime network, it now has over 100 members, charities and community projects working to challenge Hate Crime and targetted abuse in London, across all equality streams.

To promote and share good practice HEAR has set-up an award for excellent and innovative London projects working across equality, across sector and across communities to #EndHateTogether. Nominated projects will be voted for by HEARs 600+ members and the winning project will be announced during National Hate Crime Awareness Week 14th-21st October 2017.

To nominate a project complete the form and send to mhairi@reap.org.uk by 11th September 2017.

Want to know more about the 6th National Hate Crime Awareness Week? Order merchandise, support #NHCAW on social media, list your #NHCAW events on their wonderful map and book your tickets for the launch at St Paul’s Cathedral through their brilliant new website http://www.nationalhcaw.uk


Download an agenda for our last meeting where we welcomed VCS and statutory partners
Charities Challenging Hate Crime AGENDA 02.08.17
Hate Crime CCHC network 2.8.17

HEARs 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

Charities Challenging Hate Crime

HEAR has established a quarterly meeting of VCS organisations working on Hate Crime in London. This is a safe space for charities, community projects and voluntary organisations to work together pan-equality and look for ways of improving responses to hate crime, hate speech and harrassment on the basis of having ‘protected characteristics’

Next  meeting
Wednesday 2nd August p.m.

Previous meetings of HEAR Hate Crime Network with Inclusion London
To find out more or book your place email HEARcampaigns@reap.org.uk
Hate Crime network 27.4.17

Previous Meetings
28th April with Race on the Agenda (ROTA)
Focus – Online Hate Speech
28th July with Stay Safe East
Focus – Xenophobia Post-Brexit
26th October – with Greenwich Inclusion Project (GrIP)
Focus – Civil responses to hate crime
26th Jan – with Real DPO
MOPAC police and crime plan, IDS and FOI report and a Hate Crime Act

Resources and Campaigns
3rd Party Reporting
HEARs Third Party Reporting list – 3rd Party reporting Hate Crime
This list is an ever-changing resource of 3rd party and anonymous reporting options so please get in touch on HEARcampaigns@reap.org.uk with any corrections or updates.

Downloadable Reporting Form
Plain English Hate Crime reporting form Hate_Crime_Easy Use Reporting_Form

Government Action Plan
Action Against Hate – UK Government’s Plan to Tackle Hate Crime published July 2016

Local Authority Hate Crime Responses
London’s Hate Crime blog has made Freedom Of Information (FOI) requests to all local authorities in London asking them about what they fund, named officers responsible and other useful information for campaigning, lobbying and commissioning local Hate Crime services.
Mark has also invited every local Cllr to attend the launch of Hate Crime Awareness week. Use both these resources to back up your and London’s Hate Crime Blog’s campaigning objectives?!

@HEAR_Network www.tinyurl.com/HEARHC
#EndHateTogether #NoPlaceForHate #WeStandTogether #BetterThanThat

Trust For London has funded the HEAR Network to support our members to campaign and lobby more effectively on Hate Crime pan-equality; to create connections between those working against Hate Crime pan-equality and reduce fragmentation.