Hate Crime Awareness Week | Salford Safeguarding Adults Board

Hate Crime Awareness Week

The week provides an opportunity for everyone across Greater Manchester to stand together and to celebrate our diversity.

It is a chance to educate, raise awareness of hate and encourage both victims and witnesses to report it.

Monday 1st February 10.00 - 11.00am

GM Online launch event

This event is an opportunity to hear about the work taking place in Greater Manchester. Speakers include:

  • Baroness Beverley Hughes, Deputy Mayor for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire
  • Chief Superintendent Umer Khan, Greater Manchester Police
  • Martin Goldman, Chief Crown Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service

You'll learn more about the activity taking place during the week and details of how to access resources and communication tools to support Greater Manchester's Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Register your place for this free event: https://gmhatecrimeawarenessweek.eventbrite.co.uk

Monday 1 February – 2.00 - 3.00pm

Hate Crime Briefing (suitable for all) Delivered by Salford City Council & GMP VS Coordinator

A one-hour overview session that includes:

  • What are hate crime/incidents?
  • Current picture in Salford / GM, How we raise awareness,
  • Support for victims and witnesses

Bookings via Jo Rutter

Josephine.rutter@salford.gov.uk

Tuesday 2 February – 1.30 - 4.00pm

Online Hate Crime – what harm can it do? Suitable for professionals involved with safeguarding vulnerable people.

Exploring the outcomes of online hate crime - social, emotional and criminal. Specialist speakers from global, national and local organisations and an opportunity for Q&A

  • Including Imran Ahmed (CEO Centre for Countering Digital Hate),
  • Counter Terrorism Policing NW Prevent Team,
  • Crown Prosecution Service

Bookings through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/135875767077

Wednesday 3 February - 10.00 - 11.30am

Crown Prosecution Service workshop

To give professionals who support hate crime victims insight into:

  • CPS processes, charging decisions, timescales
  • Evidence gathering, ensuring sufficient evidence
  • Barriers to charging and conviction, including rates for Salford
  • Court processes and support for victims & witnesses
  • Options for using convicted cases as case studies

Bookings through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/135989198353

Friday 5 February - 10 – 12.30 pm

Hate Crime Reporting Centre training for those who are, or wish to become, a reporting centre

Two-and-a-half-hour training session includes:

  • A current picture of hate crime in Salford and GM
  • The role of the reporting centre, how to become one
  • Partnership role in hate crime
  • Supporting victims of hate crime and reporting staff
  • Opportunities to discuss your centre, role and future plans

Delivered by Salford City Council, GMP Neighbourhood staff & VS Coordinator.

Bookings via Jo Rutter 

Josephine.rutter@salford.gov.uk

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