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This is an act of victimisation that you feel was targeted directly towards you because of who you are or who you are perceived to be.
The term 'hate crime' can be used to describe a range of criminal behaviour where the perpetrator (a person who carries out the act) is motivated by hostility or demonstrates hostility towards the victim's disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.
This includes, but is not limited to physical and verbal abuse, threatening behaviour or harassment or damage to your property. It can also include being treated as if you are stupid, talked down to, being ignored, avoided, stared at or being rudely treated because of who you are or who you are perceived to be.
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Waltham Forest is a diverse and vibrant borough. Our No Space for Hate programme highlights the positive role we can all play in stopping hate and making Waltham Forest an equally safe and welcoming place for everyone.
Below you will find details of how we’re working in partnership with the community to tackle all forms of discrimination and hatred. There are several ways that everyone can get involved and play their part in challenging hate and supporting victims.
Community empowerment specialists Communities Inc. will be delivering free No Space for Hate Ambassador training across the whole year.
The three-part programme aims to empower members of the community to recognise how to spot bullying, harassment, or hostility and provide the tools to safely diffuse these situations and provide support to people who have been affected through what is known as Bystander Intervention training.
Residents need to attend all three sessions to complete the course. Upon completion, attendees will receive a goody-bag and certificate.
The next group of training sessions will be held online on:
Book your Bystander Intervention Training Online with Communities Inc
Upon completion of this training, attendees will join our growing group of No Space for Hate Ambassadors, joining over 90 residents who have the tools and skills they need to share information and deliver this training across their own networks. Over 250 residents have received some form of Bystander Intervention training since the programme began.
For more information, to register for future session or if you have any questions please contact us at Nospaceforhate@walthamforest.gov.uk
Your pledge is one way that our Waltham Forest communities (residents, businesses, and institutions) can come together to show that we have no space for hate and are committed to building community solidarity to stop hate:
Whether you’re a victim, witness, or are reporting for someone else, it’s important to report hate incidents and crimes. By reporting it you become part of a movement to stop it.
Reporting incidents of perceived prejudice that aren’t criminal offenses will help to build an understanding of what is happening in the local area, which helps the Police, Council and partners to understand patterns of behaviour, informing how institutions can tackle it in future.
You can speak confidentially to Stop Hate UK 24 hours a day seven days a week to report a hate crime or incident:
Stop Hate UK also provide confidential help people who have experienced or been victims of hate to access support. Nobody should suffer alone. Stop Hate UK have over 25 years of experience helping victims.
We know that lots of local groups are hosting community events on Zoom. There are things that organisers can do to ensure that the meeting is not interrupted by bad actors. Here are ten tips on how to make your calls as secure as possible:
10 Ways to Secure Your Zoom from Hate
Our community safety webpages provide more information on other community safety issues in Waltham Forest, and details of the services that are available to help combat these.
There are several local and national organisations that support residents, ensuring they access the services they need to recover from hate incidences. You can contact Stop Hate UK for free on 0800 138 1625 for assistance in accessing community support.
56-60 Grove Road
Walthamstow E17 9BN
020 8509 3898
Resource Centre (South)
90 Crownfield Road
Leytonstone E15 2BG
020 8519 7241
Migrant Support Centre
434 Forest Road
Walthamstow E17 4PY
Helpline 0800 456 1226
WhatsApp 0734 184 6086
Phone: 020 3904 6555
Freephone: 0808 168 9291 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm on Saturday)
Over the course of five days in February and March 2020, a representative 45-member panel considered how we can work together to ensure everyone feels equally welcome and safe in Waltham Forest through a Citizens Assembly. A Citizens Assembly is a way of bringing residents closer to the decisions we make so they have more of a say over them.
If you would like to learn more about the Citizens Assembly:
It is through the No Space for Hate programme that the Council is bringing the recommendations to life.