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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Resources

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.

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.

STAR SEND Toolkit

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).

Videos

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News

10/03/2021 : Almost all young women in the UK have been sexually harassed, survey finds
Guardian

12/10/2021 : Another big rise in hate crime
Work with Offenders

26/02/2021 : Anti-racism toolkit launched by leadership group
Times Education Supplement

20/09/2021 : Autism therapy aimed at infants may reduce likelihood of later diagnosis
Guardian

21/10/2021 : Black And Mixed Heritage Boys Get Poor Support From Youth Offending Services
Russell Webster

Documents and Publications

Tackling violence against women and girls strategy (easy read version)

Crimes of violence against women and girls include rape and other sexual offences. Stalking, . . . domestic abuse, ‘honour-based’ abuse (including female genital mutilation, forced marriage and ‘honour’ killings), ‘revenge porn’, ‘upskirting’ and many others.

Tackling violence against women and girls strategy

Violence against women and girls is an unacceptable, preventable issue which blights the lives of . . . millions. Crimes of violence against women and girls are many and varied. They include rape and other sexual offences, stalking, domestic abuse, ‘honour- based’ abuse (including female genital mutilation and forced marriage and ‘honour’ killings), ‘revenge porn’ and ‘upskirting’, as well as many others. While different types of violence against women and girls have their own distinct causes and impacts on victims and survivors, what these crimes share is that they disproportionately affect women and girls.

Out of sight: Girls in the Children and Young People’s Secure Estate

Evidence suggests that girls in the Children and Young People Secure Estate (CYPSE) are a highly . . . vulnerable group. Like boys, their pathways into these settings are closely linked with histories of childhood exposure to multiple traumatic events. However, studies suggest that girls in secure and residential child protection settings have the very highest levels of exposure to childhood adversities and developmental trauma with particularly higher experiences of physical and sexual abuse and ongoing victimisation compared with boys.

Podcasts

Autistica
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.

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.

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.

eLearning

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.
Cost: £30.00

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.
Cost: Free

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.
Cost: £30.00