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Sandwell Council proudly supports National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Published 7th October 2022

Sandwell Council will be proudly supporting National Hate Crime Awareness Week this October (Saturday 8 – Saturday 15 October).

The week will raise awareness of hate crime, where to find support and promote respect and diversity. Together with partners, the Safer Sandwell Partnership which includes Sandwell Council, Sandwell Police and many other organisations, will raise awareness of hate crime in local communities including information stands at libraries, the displaying of posters in community hubs and through social media posts. Further activities and events on the topic of hate crime will take place later in the year including the Sandwell Hate Crime Policy Jam which will reflect on the feedback from local communities at six town-based hate crime community workshops which took place during September.

Sandwell will host two hate crime information stands on Wednesday 12 October at West Bromwich Central Library (11:30am – 1:30pm) and Blackheath Library (2:30pm – 4:30pm).

Sandwell Council is committed to standing up against all forms of hate crime and ensuring that Sandwell is a welcoming and safe borough for all. The council urges everyone who lives, works or studies in Sandwell to report hate crime whenever this is encountered – whether in person or online.

A hate crime is any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards a person based on their:
•    Race
•    Religion
•    Sexual Orientation
•    Gender Identity
•    Disability

Anyone can be the victim of a hate crime and these can take place anywhere.

For more information on hate crime including how and where to report this, visit Sandwell Council’s dedicated hate crime webpage.