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L-R- H Grey, R Hogg, B Shaw, S Taylor, N Joyce

Ron Hogg with students of the Hermitage Academy in Chester Le Street at the launch of the Action Plan

A brand new action plan to tackle and hate crime reduce was launched during national Hate Crime Awareness Week by Police, Crime and Victim’s Commissioner Ron Hogg.

The new plan has been developed by a partners working in the community, organisations representing people with a full range of different protected characteristics, and colleagues from Durham Constabulary, Durham County Council, Darlington Borough Council, Durham University and other organisations.

The plan was launched at The Hermitage Academy in Chester-le-Street, in front of an audience of pupils learning about hate crime, how to identify it, and how best to address it.

The new Hate Crime Action Plan contains six actions:

-         Action One: a communications strategy

-         Action Two: a review of reporting mechanisms and pathways

-         Action Three: a review of how organisations share intelligence

-         Action Four: a review of the use of evidence to ensure prosecutions

-         Action Five: map the support for victims and identify gaps

-         Action Six: understand the issue of incitement in relation to ‘disability hate crime’, and the common connections between ‘disability hate crime’ and ‘crimes against disabled people’


The new Hate Crime Action Plan is available here

For more information contact Pcvc.media@durham.pcc.pnn.gov.uk  or 07814 174417



Posted on Thursday 18th October 2018
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