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 are:
1. Disability Hate Crime MATTERS a partnership between Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). The number of disability hate crimes recorded by the police in 2014 was approximately 120. In December 2016 the number of disability hate crimes recorded by the MPS rose to nearly 800 due to the Disability Hate Crime MATTERS project. A dramatic impact!
2. Tower Hamlets Hate Crime Champions Project recruits local volunteers to go out into the community raising awareness on hate crime and increasing the local community’s confidence to report hate crime. The project has recruited 71 champions reaching in excess of 50,000 people including hard-to-reach groups who often suffer in silence such as disabled residents, Asian deaf women, refugees and newcomer communities, non-English speaking groups, and faith, gender, drug-user, LGBT and elderly communities.
3. User-Led Hate Crime Training co-produced and co delivered by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Barnet and Inclusion Barnet. The project has trained over 300 Police officers from Emergency Response, Neighbourhood Policing and CID. From an average of 5 reports of Disability Hate Crime per year, 2016-37, 1st half 2017-16 reports. This is a 700% increase!
Further details on all projects available here
HEAR members vote by emailing HEARcampaigns@reap.org.uk with the name of your favourite project in the Subject Line by Friday 13th October. Winners will be announced during National Hate Crime Awareness Week