County Council launches new strategy for tackling hate crime in Warwickshire - The Rugby Observer

County Council launches new strategy for tackling hate crime in Warwickshire

Rugby Editorial 3rd Feb, 2024   0

A NEW strategy for tackling hate crime in Warwickshire has been launched.

The Warwickshire Hate Crime Partnership’s (WHCP) new strategy focuses on how it can work with communities affected by hate crime in the county through engagement, awareness and training, schools and young people, support for victims, and links with the Prevent counter-terrorism strategy.

Hate Crime is any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice, based upon one or more identifying factors.

Coun Andy Crump, Warwickshire County Council’s spokesman for community safety, said: “This new three-year strategy sets out the Partnership’s commitment to supporting victims of Hate Crime and to prevention through engagement and awareness.”

The Partnership is Chaired by the Chief Executive of the Equality and Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP), Junaid Hussain, who said: “The launch of our new Hate Crime Strategy marks a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to fostering a safer and more inclusive community.

“The strategy and its accompanying action plan have been meticulously crafted based on the invaluable insights shared during our partnership engagement events throughout 2023.

“The input from individuals who have experienced hate, as well as the diverse voices from our communities across Warwickshire, has been instrumental in shaping a comprehensive approach.

“Our commitment to increasing awareness and understanding of hate crimes, diverse reporting methods, and tailored support for different communities is at the forefront of this initiative.

“This strategy not only sets a strong foundation, but also signals a collective effort towards eradicating hate in all its forms.”

Visit to read the new Strategy for Tackling Hate Crime in Warwickshire.

Visit to report hate crime online.


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