National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2022
National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2022 runs from 8 to 16 October. Camden Council is proud to support this week and to reaffirm our commitment to a safe, strong and equal Camden.
No one in Camden should experience the pain and distress caused by hate crime, hate incidents and discrimination, and we’re committed to work together with our partners and alongside our communities to tackle hate crime and ensure everyone feels safe and included in Camden, and able to be themselves.
“We’re proud, once again, to support Hate Crime Awareness Week this year.
“This week is about raising awareness of hate crimes and incidents and supporting our residents to report them, and safely challenge discrimination and injustice when they see it and if they are able to.
“It’s devastating to think that people are experiencing hate crime and discrimination. These are crimes which can have a deep physical, emotional and psychological impact. We work with some fantastic community partners who offer a wide range of support for anyone who has been affected by hateful or harmful behaviour, so please know we are here for you.
“Camden is no place for hate. Nobody should be targeted for who they are or what they believe in so this Hate Crime Awareness Week, we are calling on everyone in Camden to come together and re-affirm our joint commitment to a safe, strong and equal Camden.”
If you see any incident that is perceived by the victim or any other person to be racist, homophobic, transphobic, or due to a person’s religion, belief, gender identity or disability, it may be a hate crime.
In partnership with the Police, the council periodically review how it responds to hate crime incidents across Camden and Islington, paying particular attention to the support offered for victims and rehabilitation of offenders in order to tackle the root causes of hate crime.
To report this behaviour:
- If someone is in danger call the Police on 999. For non-emergencies call 101 or visit your local police station.
- For information on how to report online through the Police and partner organisations, visit: www.camden.gov.uk/hate-crime
- Call the Council on 020 7974 4444.
- Even if you don’t report a hate crime straight away, please do report it.
- More information on recognising and reporting hate crime can be found at: www.camden.gov.uk/hate-crime
Camden takes a partnership approach to tackling hate crime in a way that enables strong, integrated communities that are resilient to extremism, hate crime and terrorist influences. Below are some of the partners we work with to tackle hate crime:
- Stop Hate UK is one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity. Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential, and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties. Their services can be accessed at www.stophateuk.org/
- On Your Side complements the Stop Hate UK helpline and offers dedicated support for East and Southeast Asian victims of racism and other forms of hate. It is a free nationwide 24/7 telephone line who provide tailored and culturally sensitive support to those affected. Helpline operators speak various languages and can support victims in any language. The service can be accessed at onyoursideuk.org or by calling 0808 801 0393.
- Galop are an LGBT+ anti-violence charity that provide advice, support and advocacy to people who have experienced hate crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence. Galop are an independent organisation, and their services are confidential and free. For more information, please visit their website at www.galop.org.uk
- TELL MAMA support victims of anti-Muslim hate and is a public service which also measures and monitors anti-Muslim incidents. If you have been a victim of an anti-Muslim prejudiced incident or hate crime you can report it to them at www.tellmamauk.org/submit-a-report-to-us
- forum+ support victims of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime across Camden and Islington and in surrounding boroughs where appropriate. forum+ aim to promote equality and diversity by the elimination of discrimination in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people living, working, socialising and/or studying in Camden and Islington. You can access their service at www.forumplus.org.uk
- Camden People First is a self-advocacy project run and led by people with learning difficulties. Camden People First ensure that people with learning difficulties in Camden have their full rights and privileges as citizens, by empowering them to speak up for themselves. For more information, visit www.camdenpeoplefirst.org.uk
- Community Security Trust is a charity that protects British Jews from antisemitism and related threats. For more information, please visit https://cst.org.uk/about-cst
- Victim Support is an independent charity that helps people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. If you’ve been affected by crime, they can give you the support you need to move forward. Their services are free, confidential and can be accessed at www.victimsupport.org.uk
- Camden Disability Action (CDA) is a Disabled People’s User Led Organisation which aims to deliver a radically inclusive borough for Disabled people living, working, studying, or volunteering in Camden. It provides, services, support, and empowerment pathways for Disabled people, as well as advice and leadership to a broad range of organisations in relation to disability matters. CDA provide advocacy and support to Disabled people who are experiencing abuse, harassment or violence. For more information, please visit https://camdendisabilityaction.org.uk/
- Met Police and British Transport Police. The police will record any crime as a hate crime where the victim or any other person perceives it was motivated by hostility or prejudice towards their identity. In an emergency always call 999. Non-emergency incidents can be reported online via report-it.org.uk. Alternatively, if you are a victim or witness to any form of hate crime on the railway, you can contact British Transport Police www.btp.police.uk