Hate crime drop in sessions has been organised for people who have suffered a hate crime and need support around this.
The first session takes place on 14th November 2018 at the Crowndale Centre (218 Eversholt Street, NW1 1BD) from 12:00–2:00pm and will be attended by Camden Council officers, the Metropolitan police, Victim Support, Camden’s LGBT forum, Tell MAMA, Camden People First and Community Security First.
The drop in sessions aim to provide a comprehensive ‘One Stop’ drop-in service for those experiencing and/or who may be at risk of a Hate Crime or experienced it in the past and fearful further incidents may occur. Hate crimes are categorised by a victim or anyone else’s perception that the crime is motivated by hostility or prejudice based on disability, race, ethnicity, religion, transgender identity or sexual orientation. Hate incidents take many forms from verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, bullying or malicious complaints.
The aim of the service is to provide clients with immediate access to advice and support to address the above forms of abuse which includes safety planning, housing advice, Police assistance and reporting and referral to Camden council’s community safety team if necessary.
The service is open to all males and females who live, work or study in Camden.
Camden is no place for hate and we are committed to tackling any negative behaviour that is motivated by hostility or prejudice based on personal characteristics.
As part of our ongoing fight against all types of hate crime, we are supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week by raising awareness of what a hate crime is and how to report it. We’ve partnered with the British Transport Police and some of our voluntary and community sector groups to run a range of hate crime awareness raising events across the borough.
If you work directly with people in the community, please help to spread the word about what a hate crime is and let people know they can make a real difference by reporting it.
What is a hate crime?
Something is a hate incident if the victim or anyone else thinks it was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on:
- race or ethnicity
- transgender identity
- sexual orientation
Hate crime includes name-calling, threats and intimidation, both on the street or online. It also includes physical violence.
How to report a hate crime:
Even if you don’t report an incident straightway, please do report it.
- If you see someone in immediate danger, phone the police on 999. Otherwise, you can phone the police nonemergency helpline on 101, 24 hours a day.
- Phone the community safety team on 020 7974 4444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org