What is Hate Crime?
Any criminal offence committed against a person or property that is motivated by hostility towards someone based on their race, age, religion or belief, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation.
A victim doesn’t have to be a member of these groups: anyone can be a victim of hate crime.
What is a hate incident ?
Any non crime, perceived by the victim, or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.
Incidents of hate can be traumatic for the victim and can lead to on-going disputes, community tension and the isolation of individual families. Equity Housing Group acknowledges that zero tolerance of hate crime is in the best interest of the organisation, its customers, staff and all local authorities as a whole.
At Equity, what do we do ?
Equity Housing Group will treat all reports of hate incidents very seriously and will take immediate and appropriate action whenever incidents are reported or identified.
A victim centred approach will be followed ensuring that customers have access to appropriate support services and feel able to work with Equity employees in the investigation of the incident.
We will work with our partnership agencies to tackle hate crimes and to ensure incidents are recorded and monitored and that we adopt best practice.
To read more about our approach to tackling hate crime, please click here
Stop Hate UK www.stophateuk.org
True Vision www.report-it.org.uk