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:

https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/community-and-safety/crime-and-public-safety/suffolk-hate-crime/

https://www.suffolk.police.uk/about-us/our-policies/hate-crime


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
Contact: Suffolk.hatecrimevigil@gmail.com

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!!
Visit: https://suffolk.melearning.university/course_centre

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 – raphoenixrising@outlook.com

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

17/10/18

Ginny Shoesmith

 

 

For further information on hate crime or hate crime awareness week please contact: Charlotte.Sanderson@suffolk.gov.uk

 

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM SUFFOLK POLICE

 

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Suffolk Police would like to raise your awareness that between 1 Dec and 9 Jan there have been 97 burglaries in South Suffolk.

Locally, during the last four weeks, over 20 of these burglaries have been in Ipswich with the majority of these being in the west of the town. In a lot of cases entry has been gained at the rear of the property where bricks or similar are being used to smash the glass. Jewellery and cash appear to be the target.

 

Suffolk Police ask that if you hear the sound of breaking glass or see anyone hanging around acting suspiciously you call 101 immediately. Should you see anyone running from a property in conjunction with breaking glass please dial 999.

  • Use timer switches to bring on lights and radio at dusk to make your home appear occupied.
  • If you have an alarm please remember to set it when going out.
  • Avoid keeping valuable jewellery in the master bedroom & never keep cash in your home.
  • Always lock windows and doors when going out.
  • Keep front & rear doors locked even when at home.

Full crime reduction advice can be accessed via the Suffolk Police website http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z