Welcome to the London Hate Crime Blog.
This site has been set up by the 17-24-30 No To Hate Crime Campaign to further our work in London.
We started developing the site in February 2016.
Our basic aim is to raise awareness of hate crime.
We want to help signpost and promote the good work that people are doing.
We supported the coalition Government’s goals laid out in their “Challenge it, Report it, Stop it!” Hate Crime Action Plan launched in March 2012, and updated in May 2015.
We agree that we all need to do more to prevent hate crime, to encourage hate crime reporting, to increase victim access to support, and to improve operational responses to hate crime when incidents occur in our communities.
We also support the Mayor’s Office Policing and Crime’s (MOPAC) Hate Crime Reduction Strategy for London launched in December 2014.
Our plan is to run a London Hate Crime Awareness Campaign to ensure tackling hate crime remains high on the political and social agenda – we want to see all the borough councils, local police teams and politicians getting involved, supporting communities to across the capitol.
To achieve this we will be distributing thousands of London Hate Crime Reporting Cards which will promote our core hate crime reporting message;
- In an emergency always call the Police on 999, if it is not an emergency then you can report to the Police by calling 101 or use the True Vision online reporting form http://www.report-it.org.uk
- If you don’t want to talk to the Police, Contact your local council Community Safety Service. They should be able to direct you to local services.
- And if you don’t want to talk to the Police or Council, you can report via third party independent organisations which we will list and promote on this blog.
We will be promoting Victim Support which is a London wide service providing advice and support to victims of hate crime. They train their staff and volunteers to cover all the hate crime strands.
We will also be mapping out the hate crime sector, and sharing research and best practice as widely as possible.
The site is currently under construction, and we aim to complete building it in the next couple of months in the lead up to the London-wide elections in May.
We hope to inspire all the candidates to consider hate crime whilst they are canvassing votes across the capitol.
It is important that the next Mayor of London picks up and continues the good work that was started under the current Greater London Authority administration. More importantly that they help encourage the London borough councils to do more in their areas.
We will be holding that 5th National Hate Crime Awareness Week between the second and third Saturdays in October. There will be a special launch event at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 8th October.
Follow our Twitter profile and like our Facebook page and we will do our best to keep you posted.
Let’s prioritise tackling hate crime in London together!