Awareness Session Programmes

Victim Support Cymru has been commissioned by the Welsh Government as the National Report and Support Centre for Hate Crime and Hate Incidents in Wales.

The National Service is set out in four categories:

  1. The National Third Party Reporting Centre for Hate Crimes and Incidents in Wales
  2. The Official Support provider for ALL Victims of Hate Crimes and Incidents in Wales
  3. To increase reporting of Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents in Wales
  4. To raise awareness of Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents in Wales

The data held by Victim Support Cymru feeds the Welsh Government Framework for Tackling Hate Crime, the All Wales Hate Crime Criminal Justice Board, the four Police Forces in Wales and the Local Authorities.

1 Hour Workshop

The 1 hour workshop has been designed as an entry level to begin the process of understanding hate crime and its impact on victims and society; the learning outcomes are focussed on providing the learner with a desire to want to know more.

This 1 hour workshop looks briefly at the definitions of the protected groups covered by the Hate Crime legislation in addition to the definition of hate crime.

The workshop predominantly focusses on self-learning through exercises that consider the impact of hate crime and self-reflection.

The session also gives details of what support is offered through the Victim Support National Hate Crime Service, the process and timescales.

Learning outcomes:

  • A basic understanding of the protected groups covered by hate crime legislation
  • Awareness of the Section 146 (Criminal Justice Act 2003)
  • An observed awareness of the impact of hate crime for a victim and society
  • Knowledge of the support available and their role within the process

 

Resources and information about hate crime and the National Service can be obtained by visiting: www.reporthate.victimsupport.org.uk