Councillors meet bolstered community presence team

Acting Leader of Camden Council Councillor Pat Callaghan and Acting Deputy Leader Councillor Adam Harrison have joined Camden's bolstered community presence team on patrol, giving the clear message that Camden is ‘No Place for Hate’.

Camden Council’s recently expanded Community Safety team works closely with the Police to provide a visible presence in the borough that gives community reassurance and information, especially during heightened points of tension.

Camden Council is deeply concerned about the escalating conflict in Israel and Gaza and our hearts go out to the Israelis and Palestinians who are impacted by this terrible situation. We appreciate this is a frightening, unsettling time for Camden residents, who may have experienced hate crime. We want residents to know that we are here for them and that help and support is available locally if they need it.

Take a look at the councillors’ visits and find out more on how to report hate crime below:

Keeping our communities safe

Camden is no place for hate. We have a shared responsibility to report hate we witness which could harm individuals and be divisive within our communities.

A criminal offence is one perceived by the victim or any other person to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone.

Hate crimes can take many forms including physical assault, verbal abuse, harassment and damage to property.

To report a hate crime you should:

  • Call the Police on 101 or contact your local neighbourhood police, for example by visiting your local station, or;
  • Online via report-it.org.uk, or;
  • To one of Camden’s partners:

Community Security Trust (CST) – 

Protecting our Jewish Community 

on 0800 032 3263 or online.

Tell Mama – 

Measuring Islamophobic attacks 

on 0800 456 1226 or online.

Read the full list of partners on our website.

  • In an emergency, always call 999 and follow the ‘run, hide, tell’ advice.