How Suffolk is supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW

What is #NHCAW?

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#NHCAW stands for National Hate Crime Awareness Week. The week of action takes place between the second to third Saturday in October each year. It aims to bring people together, to stand with those affected by hate crime, to remember those we have lost, and support those who need our ongoing support.

Hate crime social media graphic (2)Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Police are working hard to provide a quality service to victims, their families and the wider community. We work alongside key partners, and communities affected by hate crime to tackle local hate crime issues.

Suffolk has an active Hate Crime Network which brings together a wide range of partners to help support a shared vision of raising awareness of hate crime, encouraging reporting and preventing and challenging prejudices that can lead to acts of hate crime.


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During this week we will be spreading a message of H.O.P.E.

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Further information on hate crime and where to seek help can be found at:

Some of the activities happening in Suffolk during the week, and ways in which you can support hate crime awareness week, include:


Suffolk Hate Crime Vigil 2018
Monday 15 October 2018 18:30pm at St Edmundsbury Cathedral IP33 1LS
Everyone welcome – no need to book

FREE e-learning training for partners to raise awareness of what hate crime is and how it effects communities. Over 200 people have already completed this training – we would love it if even more people could complete it during the week!!

Development of hate crime partnership training: The hate crime network have been successful in receiving a grant from Suffolk Community Foundation, through Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner’s Fund, to develop and deliver hate crime partnership training. Further developments will be made around releasing this training during the week.

Phoenix Rising, in partnership with Realise Futures, will be delivering workshops across the county to raise awareness of Hate Crime, its impact, how/where to report it and understanding the consequences of Hate Crime.
Contact: Ria Towill –

Our diverse communities coordinators will also be involved this week.  Below are 3 of the meetings/events. There may be more, if so, we will post them here.

Migrant drop in
Run by Gyros – Volunteering matters
15/10/18 at 1000hrs Ginny Shoesmith
Syrian family resettlement group input. Suffolk Refugee support 15/10/18 at 1500hrs Ginny Shoesmith


Ladies group input International Women’s group
Run by Suffolk Refugee Support


Ginny Shoesmith



For further information on hate crime or hate crime awareness week please contact:



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