This session reflects the long-term working relationship between Leeds City Council and Stop Hate UK in which both parties alongside local services ensure they offer the best reporting and supporting services to anyone experiencing hate and hostility based on the Home Office’s 5 monitored hate crime strands; race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and transgender identity. The session will provide understanding and clarity on how hate crime is defined, and the impact it can have on individuals, families and communities. The scale and prevalence of hate crime will be highlighted and the reasons why it remains a challenging issue due to underreporting. 

Emphasis will be made on the importance of how to respond in a positive manner when individuals do come forward to report. The session will provide details of services provided by Stop Hate UK’s 24-hour helpline and how to access those services. There will also be information on Third Party Reporting and Signposting Centres in Leeds and how organisations can become one of these. Time will be available for questions and these will be welcomed by the facilitator, John Au, an assistant director at Stop Hate UK.  John has extensive experience of working in this area of work having managed hate crime support services previously with Victim Support and the Anthony Walker Foundation.

The session will be held on Zoom on Wednesday 6 March, 9:30am – 11:30am.

Zoom link will be available in the ticket booking system here: Hate Crime Awareness training.