Hate Awareness Week Through Leicestershire Police And Harborough District Council
25th January 2010
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No one should have to tolerate hate incidents and reporting makes a difference.If we don’t know about it we can’t change it.
In partnership with other agencies,Harborough District Council and Leicestershire Police are committed to creating an inclusive district and believe that everyone who lives, works or visits the district has the right
to be treated with dignity and respect and to live without fear of hatred. What is a hate incident? ‘A hate incident is any incident where you or someone else has been targeted because they or you are believed to be different or
any incident you believe was motivated by age, disability, gender identity, race, religion/belief or sexualorientation’.

An incident may take many forms – it may be physical, verbal or written. Who can report an incident? You may report an incident whether you are a victim, witness or third party who has become aware of an incident.

Why is it important to report hate incidents?

If we don’t know about it we can’t change it!

Reporting makes a difference and ensures that this kind of behaviour is monitored and addressed. How to report a Hate Incident - -

By completing the on-line reporting form at www.harborough.gov.uk/reporthate

By calling the Hate Incident Monitoring Project on 0116 3058263. -

By contacting your nearest reporting centre: Harborough District Council Customer Services,
Voluntary Action South Leicestershire or the Citizens Advice Bureau.

If you think the incident is a criminal offence you should report it to the Police on 0116 222 22 22.
Even if the victim does not want further action to be taken it is important that the incident is reported. For help and advice please contact Julie Bellamy, Community Safety Officer,
Harborough District Council on 01858 821213 or e-mail j.bellamy@harborough.gov.uk .

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