We are teaming up with the SaferPeterborough Partnership to support National Hate Crime Awareness Week (NHCAW) with a series of Pop Up information events across the city.
NHCAW is running from 13 to 20 October 2018 and is a national campaign to raise awareness of hate crime and how communities can work together to help to stamp it out.
During the week our Hate Crime Officer, Emma Elmett, will be out and about in the city raising awareness and encouraging people to take a selfie to show their commitment to stamping out hate crime. People can also get help and advice on how to spot and report hate crime.
National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018
Catch our #NHCAW roadshows, as we go out and about in Peterborough:
Monday 15 October 10am - 2pm, Sainsburys in Bretton
Tuesday 16 October 10am - 2pm, Morrisons, Lincoln Road
Wednesday 17 October 10am - 3pm, Serpentine Green
Thursday 18 October 10am - 2pm, Asda in Rivergate
Friday 19 October 10am - 2pm, CKH Customer Central in Bridge Street
We work with a number of other city agencies including the SaferPeterborough Partnership, Peterborough Police, Peterborough City Council, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Police and Crime Commissioner to make sure everyone knows what hate crime is and how to report it, should they be a victim.
Hate crime is defined as crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation and should be reported to the police.
Gemma Wood, Service Manager – Neighbourhood Delivery at CKH said: “Hate crime is statistically low in Peterborough, so we really don’t want to worry people. However, when people are attacked for their race, religion, disability or sexuality it can have a huge impact on the victim’s life. The mental scars of hate crime far exceed any physical ones and here at CKH we operate a zero tolerance approach to any form of hate crime.
“We want to ensure that victims of hate crime of whatever form feel confident in reporting it and that community groups are equipped to support victims. By raising awareness within the city, as part of this national campaign, we want to make sure that people know there is help and support out there, and they will be treated with dignity and respect by all parties.”
Jawaid Khan, Head of Community Resilience and Integration at Peterborough City Council, said: "Peterborough is a very harmonious city but we cannot afford to be complacent and must stay vigilant when it comes to tackling any hate crime.
"We encourage members of pubic to report such incidents to police by calling 101 or by using the council's website www.peterborough.gov.uk."