Greater Manchester hate crime awareness week 2021

Monday 1 to Sunday 7 February 2021

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.

GM Online launch event - Monday 1 February 10am to 11am

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 launch event.

Monday 1 February – 2pm to 3pm

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

A one-hour overview session that includes:

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

To book, email Jo Rutter, josephine.rutter@salford.gov.uk

Tuesday 2 February – 1.30pm to 4pm

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 questions and answers.

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

Bookings for this online hate crime event through Eventbrite.

Wednesday 3 February – 10am to 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 and witnesses
  • Options for using convicted cases as case studies

Bookings for this CPS workshop through Eventbrite.

Friday 5 February - 10am to 12.30pm

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 and VS Coordinator.

To book, email Jo Rutter, josephine.rutter@salford.gov.uk

For more information please contact Jo Rutter at josephine.rutter@salford.gov.uk, places booked via the Eventbrite links under each event.

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