National Hate Crime Awareness Week (9 – 16 October)

This year, National Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place from 9-16 October and the CCG is proud to support the campaign. It is run by Stop Hate UK, who represent people affected by all forms of Hate Crime.

The campaign aims to shine a spotlight on the five monitored hate crime strands which are:

  • Disability
  • Faith
  • Gender Identity
  • Race
  • Sexuality.

There are a number of ways you can support National Hate Crime Awareness Week including joining the organisation’s mailing list, supporting anti-hate crime charities/organisations and visiting their website to take the Hate Crime Pledge.

Over the week there will be activity and information sharing across our boroughs and we will list this below.

Speaking about the campaign, Frances O’Callaghan, our Accountable Officer said, “It is really important that the CCG plays its part in supporting this initiative. We have a commitment to a culture of respect and dignity and wish to see our health and social care system develop in a just society. Giving staff the opportunity to learn more about these important issues will help us see how we can each make a difference”

Dr Josephine Sauvage, our Chair said, “The CCG already has a packed programme for Black History Month. It is equally important that we support this endeavour in a similar manner; inclusion and the encouragement of diversity brings us closer to developing a fairer society, with better outcomes for all.”

You can find out more about National Hate Crime Awareness week on the campaign’s official website.

Barnet Mencap webinar – Disability Hate Crime: “Supporting Disabled People to Report Hate Crime” – Tuesday 12 October at 11.30am

An online workshop and discussion for Barnet professionals, key workers and carers. For more information or to register, please contact: Barnet’s Hate Crime Reporting Co-ordinator, Reshma Hirani at reshma.hirani@barnetmencap.org.uk. You can view the flyer here.

Barnet Mencap – Hate Crime Reporting and Information Stand

Visit one of Barnet Mencap’s stands to join the Barnet Safe Places Scheme. You can find them at the following locations:

Monday 11 October: Finchley Central 10am-1pm (Albert Place, Finchley N3 1XP)
Wednesday 13 October: Middlesex University 10am-2pm (The Burroughs, London NW4 4BT)
Thursday 14 October: Edgware Bus Station 10am-1pm (Station Road, Edgware HA8 7BG)
Friday 15 October: Golders Green Bus Station 10am-1pm (1 Golders Green Road, NW11 8DY)

Community Security Trust’s (CST) anti-Semitism webinar – Monday 11 October at 12pm

A webinar about antisemitism in the UK and an insight into anti-Semitic incidents recorded in Haringey. Register on Eventbrite.

Tell MAMA’s Islamophobia awareness webinar – Thursday 14 October at 12pm

A webinar about the drivers of anti-Muslim hatred and Islamophobia, and strategies in tackling hatred and intolerance together. Register on Eventbrite.

Wise Thoughts/Positive Rainbow Haringey Stall – Wednesday 13 October at 2-4pm

Visit the team to informally discuss LGBTQI+ hate crime related issues, and to access information and advice on sexual health and wellbeing. 

Venue: Wood Green Library, Ground Floor, N22 6XD

For more information about hate crime please visit www.haringey.gov.uk/hate-crime