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:
- Gender Identity
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.