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Hate Crime & Incidents
Gloucestershire Hate Crime Partnership and the National Star College have produced a video, uploaded to YouTube.
On the YouTube page (dated 1st June 2011) they state:"The Gloucestershire Hate Crime and Incident Groups are made up of statutory and voluntary sector partners which are committed to identifying and combating hate crimes and hate incidents. This is done through close multi-agency working in the partnership groups in the county. This film is to raise awareness of what a hate crime / hate incident is; to encourage reporting of such events; how to report one; and the support you can expect.
This film has been produced by the Gloucestershire Hate Crime Partnership and the National Star College."
This is the embedded video:
(or YouTube website)
GAY-GLOS is actively involved in tackling Hate Crime in Gloucestershire.
We do this through Cheltenham & Tewkesbury, Forest & Gloucester and Cotswold & Stroud
Hate Crime and Incident Groups.
The following is an extract from one of their published leaflets:Are you being victimised?
If an incident goes unreported, the perpetrators are free to do the same thing again to you or someone else.
Some individuals within our communities are seen as easy targets because they suffer in silence.
Reporting these incidents, even anonymously, helps us to pinpoint problems so we can do something about them and make our communities safer for everyone.
The Gloucestershire Hate Crime & Incident Group is committed to identifying and combating hate crimes and hate incidents.
Our partnership agencies1 have trained and experienced staff who deal with enquiries in strictist confidence.
Tell us what happened; don't suffer in silence.
1GAY-GLOS is one of the partnership agencies mentioned above.
An Engagement Plan booklet has been produced by Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Hate Crime & Incident Group although it equally applies to the whole of Gloucestershire. The booklet covers the following areas:
- Vision, Aims and Objectives of the group.
- Definitions of Hate Crime and various types.
- Why incidents of hate crime should be reported by the public.
- How the Police will respond to hate crime reports.
- How the public can report incidents of hate crimes.
- Working partnerships.
- Increasing community representation.
- Community engagement and empowerment.
- Awareness raising and publicity.
- Future opportunities.
Some useful telephone numbers:
- Gloucestershire Hate Crime Reporting Line:
0800 077 8460 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
01452 306800 (answer machine)
- Crime Stoppers:
0800 555 111 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
- National Victim Support:
0845 3030900 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
- Police Non-Emergency:
101 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
- Police Emergency:
(only if an immediate response is required)
999 (24 hours, 7 days a week)
More numbers are listed in the leaflet and booklet.
A section of the tri-fold leaflet used to report crimes or incidents:
download the leaflet in full as a PDF file.
The cover page of the Engagement Plan booklet:
download the booklet in full as a PDF file.
One of the posters being used:
download the poster as a PDF file.
The front and back of 'business' cards used by the Forest & Gloucester group. The other groups have similar cards:
You might like to view Stonewall's page on Hate Crime, Domestic Violence and Criminal Law
or the Government's Home Office page on Hate Crime.
You could also search for Hate Crime on other UK sites as well as Gloucestershire's local councils websites for Hate Crime.
These Council websites are listed in the Local Government section of our External Websites Links page.
The website It Gets Better Project (www.itgetsbetter.org) has many video submissions sent in by individuals and groups from around the world. Some are both frank and inspirational and cover many topics including teenage suicidal thoughts.Quoted from their home page:"Many LGBT youth can't picture what their lives might be like as openly gay adults. They can't imagine a future for themselves. So let's show them what our lives are like, let's show them what the future may hold in store for them".
One such submission is from the people at Pixar Animation Studios: It Gets Better - Love, Pixar.