The North Worcestershire Hate Incident Partnership aims to tackle all forms of hate crime and targeted harassment across North Worcestershire.
The Partnership has been established following a merger of Bromsgrove Hate Incident Partnership, Redditch Anti Harassment Partnership and Wyre Forest Hate Incident Partnership in July 2012 and includes representatives from a number of statutory, voluntary and community organisations including Redditch Borough Council, Bromsgrove District Council, Wyre Forest District Council, Local Registered Social Landlords, West Mercia Police, West Mercia Probation Trust, Youth Offending Teams and Victim Support.
The Partnership meets regularly to monitor reports received through the Hate Incident Reporting Scheme, discuss harassment cases that have been referred by local agencies and identify appropriate support to victims and witnesses. The Partnership also provides a forum for organisations to share best practice.
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You should always report a hate crime to the Police by calling 999 while a crime is taking place or 101 if it has taken place in the past.
A hate incident is defined as "any incident, which may or may not be a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate".
If you wish to report a non-criminal hate incident you can report it by completing one of the forms and submitting it in the appropriate way, calling the Police on 101 or reporting online at http://www.report-it.org.uk/home
There may be instances where hateful content you find online isn't considered illegal or prosecution isn’t pursued there are still steps you can take to have hateful content you find online removed from the internet, see link for further details.
A new short online FREE course to raise awareness of hate crime. The e-learning course is a great tool, it gives a basic awareness of what hate crime is and very importantly how to report it. The course is simple to use, with a test at the end.
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North Worcestershire Hate Incident Partnership (NWHIP) recognise the importance of teaching young people how to report a hate incident / crime, as well as educating young people around the effects of hate incidents/crime on the victim.
NWHIP have purchased 3000 'Respect' books from the Children's Safety Education Foundation and will be working with High Schools and Middle Schools across Redditch, Bromsgrove and Wyre Forest to deliver the program. If you wish to find out more about the contents of the program then please visit the Children's Safety Education Foundation website.
The film has been put together as a training and educational resource. The film has a wide target audience and can be used to engage with young people through to adults. It can also be used as a training resource within organisations.
All the content in the film has been based on real cases which NWHIP have supported. If you would like further information please contact us.
A mock trial was held over a full day allowing young people with learning disabilities to experience a court room setting. It allowed them to better understand the legal process behind a court room trail and gave them more confidence to report hate crimes / incidents. NWHIP plans to run this event on a yearly basis.