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.”

True Vision

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

The experiences of black and mixed heritage boys in the youth justice system

This fieldwork for this inspection took place between April and June 2021. The trial for the murder . . . of George Floyd ran alongside it and concluded during this time. The impact of this case and the rise and influence of the Black Lives Matter movement were strongly felt in almost every service we visited during this inspection. It was clear that these events have reignited overdue discussion about racial discrimination and its impact.

Language that cares – Changing the way professionals talk about Children in Care

Language That Cares is a collaborative effort led by TACT that aims to change the language of the . . . care system. Language is a powerful tool for communication but sometimes the way that it is used in social care creates stigma and barriers for understanding. Language is power, and we want children and young people to feel empowered in their care experience.

The detention of young people with learning disabilities and/or autism

We regard ourselves as a civilised society with a respect for human rights. Most people would say we . . . should take extra care to support young people and those who are disabled. But the brutal truth is that we are failing to protect some of the most vulnerable young people – those with learning disabilities and/or autism. And indeed, we are inflicting terrible suffering on those detained in mental health hospitals and causing anguish to their distraught families. The recent BBC Panorama programme showing taunting and abuse of patients at Whorlton Hall exposed the horrific reality for some.

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