Hate Crime

“Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:

  • disability

  • race or ethnicity

  • religion or belief

  • sexual orientation

  • transgender identity

This can be committed against a person or property.

A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.”

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Anti-racism and mental health in schools resources (Anna Freud)

Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Experiencing racism has significant mental health consequences for young people. That’s why all schools need to consider anti-racism as part of their whole-school approach to mental health. This set of 10 resources is designed around our 5 . . . Steps framework, which supports educators to create a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing. There are resources for reviewing and writing policies, improving staff knowledge and confidence, and supporting students and staff who experience racism. The resources can be worked through as a full set, but they can also be used individually, depending on which areas are current priorities for your school.
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Brook Education Resources

Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Professionals

A large library of resources including handouts, videos and learning too support the RSE curriculum.

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Educate against Hate

Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Higher Education

Government advice and trusted resources for schools to safeguard students from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values.

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Hate Crime

Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
A resource package aimed at supporting schools to increase pupil’s awareness of different types of hate crime and prejudice, and how to challenge it. The Crown Prosecution Service, National Union of Teachers, community groups and pupils . . . from all over the country have worked together to produce these resources. Many of the themes covered are based on real-life experiences of young people and can be used as a starting point for discussing what can be difficult and sensitive themes. A range of activities are also included.
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Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

An extensive teaching toolkit to equip, enable and empower educators with the relevant knowledge they need to support young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND).

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#Reclaim these streets

Streets should be safe for women regardless of what we wear, where we walk or what time of day or night it is. It’s wrong that the response to violence against women requires women to behave differently so Reclaim These Streets speaks up on street harassment of women and girls, educates boys and men to take responsibility for the problem of violence against women and girls, and works to challenge misogyny in the way our laws are written and enforced.

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Abianda is a London-based social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs and county lines, and the professionals who support them.



Agenda was brought together by a group of trusts, foundations and voluntary sector organisations building on work started with Baroness Corston’s 2007 report into women in the criminal justice system. Since 2008, a group of funders have been collaborating through the Corston Independent Funders Commission (CIFC) to improve the response to women in contact with the criminal justice system.

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Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

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Contact – For Families with Disabled Children

We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

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EachOther is a UK-focused charity that uses independent journalism, storytelling and filmmaking to put the human into human rights. The digital content we produce is grounded in the lived experience of ordinary people affected by human rights issues. We involve them in the process of developing their stories, rather than talking for or over them. Theirs are the voices we platform and amplify to our audience of over a million viewers each year. In this way, we hope to grow public support for human rights here in the UK.

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Educate against Hate

The purpose of this website is to provide practical advice, support and resources to protect children from extremism and radicalisation. Anyone can be vulnerable to extremism and radicalisation, but children are particularly at risk. As they grow and become more independent, it is not unusual for them to take risks, explore new things and push boundaries. Teenage years are often a time when young people will be searching for answers to questions about identity, faith and belonging, as well as looking for adventure and excitement. Extremist groups know young people are vulnerable and may claim to offer them answers, identity and a strong social network, and using the internet and social media to spread their ideology.

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The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.

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The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and the Proud Connections chat service.

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Russell Webster

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Children and Young People Now

03/09/2022 : ‘They just want parents to go away’: complaints soar as special needs schooling crisis spirals

20/08/2022 : Pronouns, loos and uniforms: how schools became the gender wars frontline

17/08/2022 : Children’s commissioner backs call for inclusive SEND support in mainstream schools
Children and Young People Now

Documents and Publications

Supporting Muslim Children: Effective Practice Briefing – Youth Custody Service

This briefing covers a range of practice that will enable staff to understand and respond to the . . . needs of children who follow the Islamic faith. It suggests a range of very practical measures to help staff demonstrate that they have considered and responded to the child’s individual circumstances which may help to minimise any unnecessary barriers to engagement and building trust.

Supporting Children who are Black, Asian or Have Specific Cultural or Religious Needs: Effective Practice Briefing – Youth Custody Service

The YCS have created a briefing concerning supporting children who are Black, Asian or have specific . . . cultural or religious needs. Children within the secure estate represent many different cultures and religious beliefs and therefore the importance for staff to be equipped with the knowledge and practical solutions to support the children and young people in their care is paramount. The text discusses themes of food, clothing, personal care, events and measures to embrace the opportunities to understand and raise awareness that different needs require different types of support.

Working with Girls and Bullying: Effective Practice Briefing – Youth Custody Service

The Youth Custody Service have produced a short briefing concerned with working with girls and . . . bullying. The briefing is intended to enable staff to identify bullying amongst girls and equip practitioners with effective solutions to identify and address bullying in a variety of scenarios. The briefing investigates the complexity and motives of bullying, the experience for girls and how this manifests in different settings to allow practitioners to both support and help the victims and perpetrators.


Anti-racist social work practice

In the UK over the past ten years black people have accounted for 8% of those who have died in police custody, while . . . accounting for only 3% of the UK population as a whole. Black people are four times as likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act as white people. And research has found that there are significant inequalities in the proportions of children from different ethnic groups in the care system.
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The Autistica Podcast brings you the latest discussions around autism research. It is for everyone, from autistic people . . . and parents interested in research, to professionals and researchers.
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Joyriding in Autismland

Launched by parents of an infectiously funny and *mostly* happy boy on the spectrum, the Joyriding in Autismland podcast . . . chats with ASD parents, kiddos, therapists, writers, and artists about the unexpected, charming, and funny moments with autism. Because laughing? Is the best vacation.

Talking racism and mental health in schools

How does experiencing racism impact young people’s mental health and self-esteem? What does it mean to be an anti-racist . . . school? And what are some practical steps schools can take to become anti-racist? These are all questions we explore in our new podcast series, Talking racism and mental health in schools. With a series of experts in mental health, education and anti-racism, we approach big topics like representation, culture and community, breaking them down into simple advice and practical steps for schools.

Why language matters

Join us as we explore various topics that help us understand the power of the words we choose and how we can use our . . . language to be more inclusive. *The statements, views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in these podcasts belong solely to the participants and hosts, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sunrun.
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Autism and the police service (National Autistic Society)

There have been a number of cases over the years of people with autism being wrongly arrested or approached by the . . . police due to their ‘unusual and stereotyped behaviour’. Our new ‘Autism and the police service’ module aims to make the police more aware of autism spectrum disorders and give them a better understanding of autism and ways in which they can offer support to individuals on the spectrum. Difficulties may arise at any stage of communication between the police and someone on the autism spectrum, from the initial approach on the street to the interview process, whether that be as a suspect or as a witness to a crime. The online module will focus on different elements of policing by using case studies, exploring people’s experiences in public spaces and offering advice on how to make reasonable adjustments.
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Awareness of Forced Marriage

This online course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign Office and aims to raise awareness, . . . challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk. This course is aimed at all professionals who have a responsibility to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults at risk and is aimed specifically at child protection services, health professionals, education professionals, police officers, children’s social care, adult social care and housing authorities.
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Education for All: Disability, Diversity and Inclusion (FutureLearn)

Millions of children around the world are excluded from access to education because of a disability – robbing them of . . . their potential and diminishing our society. On this course you will learn about inclusive education, understanding what barriers there are to learning and how to challenge them. Over six weeks you will learn from a range of people with experience of disability, discovering practical ways to create a more inclusive learning environment that you can apply in your own area.
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Talk Relationships: delivering sex and relationships education training

Online training to support secondary school teachers to deliver inclusive sex and relationships education. ​We want all . . . young people to grow up understanding healthy behaviours in relationships and to get help from a trusted adult if they need it. This elearning course is part of our Talk Relationships service that supports people working in secondary education to overcome any challenges they may face when delivering sex and relationships education.
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Understanding autism (National Autistic Society)

This module provides perspectives from people on the autism spectrum about how autism is defined and experienced. The . . . module will enable learners to recognise the strengths and challenges experienced by many autistic people and how to respond to create enabling environments.
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