Hate Crime awareness
National Hate Crime Awareness Week runs from 12-19 October 2019
We highlighted initiatives in Surrey to tackle any instances of hate crime in a previous issue of e-Borough Insight, please see: https://insight.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/issue-58-marchapril-2019/the-news/hate-crime-initiative
Need to report hostility and hate crime in Surrey?
Download the Stop Hate UK app and or use their confidential 24/7 reporting hotline 0800 1381625.
Surrey Police have joined forces with Stop Hate UK and SMEF (Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum) to tackle hate crimes and encourage people to come forward to report hate crime incidents either directly to police or through third-party organisations such as Stop Hate UK.
Stop Hate UK runs a 24 hour hate crime helpline (0800 138 1625) which acts as a reporting centre and provides independent support and reporting services 365 days a year. Crucially they have also developed a Hate Crime Reporting App specifically for Surrey. You can download the App from the App Store (Apple/iPhone users) or Google Play (Android users), simply search ‘Stop Hate UK Surrey’.
The App can be used to submit video, photo or audio evidence along with a report including location to Stop Hate UK. The information you provide will be reviewed and if you choose to share your contact details, you may be contacted to discuss details of the incident and further help and support that may be available to you. Anonymous reports will be shared with partner agencies within Surrey to allow them to have an improved understanding of the type of hate incidents occurring throughout Surrey.