London,
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October
2016
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Camden: No Place for Hate

8 to 15 October is National Hate Crime Awareness Week

In Camden we stand together as one community. Camden is no place for hate and we are committed to tackling any negative behaviour that is motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a personal characteristic such as race, religion/faith, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity.

This theme of this year’s Hate Crime Awareness Week (8 to 15 October) is Standing Together – a fitting message for our borough. We are proud of the diversity of people who choose to live, work, study and visit here. As a council we are continually working with our communities at ground level to provide reassurance and assistance, along with working in partnership with the police and local third party organisations to tackle any instances of hate crime promptly. We are dedicated to taking action against anyone committing an offence and providing support to those affected.

Help the community fight hate crime, please report it.

If you see something you think may classify as a hate crime, please report it. Examples of hate crime include verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, physical violence or the posting of hateful words online or out on the street. Even if you don’t report a hate crime straightaway, please do report it. You can make a real difference and may also be able to prevent it from happening to others.

How can I report a hate crime?

  1. If someone is in immediate danger, call the police on 999. You can also call the non-emergency helpline 24 hours a day on 101

  2. Contact our Community Safety team on 020 7974 4444 or communitysafety@camden.gov.uk  

  3. If you’d feel more comfortable, you can also contact one of our third party reporting sites that can offer you support. Visit camden.gov.uk/hatecrime for full details.