Community and Local Support Groups

Community and Local Support Groups

Hate Crime Awareness Training for Community and Local Support Groups

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Hate Crime Awareness training for community and local support groups

Description

Hate Crime continues to be widely misunderstood, despite it having a more significant impact on its victims than non-hate motivated offences. Anyone can play a key role in reducing the impact of hate and the corrosive divisions it creates in communities.

This session will explore how as representatives of community based organisations you can support local communities and residents to be more effective in challenging Hate Crime through offering support, encouraging reporting and responding to the impact of hate in your local area.

In preparation for the session, we will scope current responses/procedures to Hate Crime in your locality.

We will cover the following with you:

  • Understanding current definitions and the strands of Hate Crime.
  • The context in which Hate Crime occurs, and the current legislative framework (Criminal and Civil).
  • The impact of both offline and online hostility on individuals and communities.
  • Recognising barriers and encouraging reporting and offering support.

At the end of the session, you will have knowledge of:

  • Current drivers and impact of Hate Crime on communities.
  • How to respond and support local communities to feel safe and address Hate Crime.
  • Reporting mechanisms for both online and offline hate.

Course audience

Community Groups; Local Support Agencies; Resident Groups

Duration

1 hour

Method of Delivery

This session can be delivered both online and face-face by our team of expert trainers. We use a variety of methods including small-group discussions and question and answers session, presentation of data, research and resources to support your work, and both scenario-based and reflective learning.

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries.

Hate Crime Awareness – Learning Disability

Description

Disabled people are still overwhelmingly likely to be victims of Hate Crime and are unaware they are being targeted or the consequences of such targeting.

This session aims to raise awareness of learning disability hate in a supportive and sensitive manner to enable participants to recognise when they or others are subject to such behaviour. The session unpacks the social model of disability and explains how this approach is important to supporting victims of Hate Crime and breaking barriers that create disability. Protecting disabled people from hateful behaviour is vital and knowing how to report and who to report to underpins this session.

This training has been developed with direct input and consultation from disabled people.

We will cover the following with you:

  • Definitions of Hate Crime
  • Social, historical, and political context of Hate Crime, and the current legislative framework (Criminal and Civil)
  • The impact of hostility on individuals and communities, both offline and online
  • Current reporting trends, barriers to reporting and the range of reporting options available within communities.

At the end of the session, you will have knowledge of:

  • Current drivers and impact of Hate Crime in communities.
  • How to respond and support local communities to address Hate Crime
  • Reporting mechanisms for both online and offline hate

Course audience

Community Groups; Local Support Arrangements; Resident Groups

Duration

2 hours

Method of Delivery

This session can be delivered both online and face-face by our team of expert trainers.

We use a variety of methods including small-group discussions, presentation of statistics and research relating to Hate Crime, and scenario-based learning as well as an opportunity to ask questions for follow-up either within the session or afterwards.

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries.

Hate Crime and False Befriending Awareness for Community Groups – Learning Disability

Description

People with disabilities sadly, all too often, experience Hate Crime in many ways. Many people with Learning Difficulties are unaware they are being targeted or the consequences of such targeting: this is known as False Befriending or Mate Crime. 

This session aims to raise the issue of Hate in a supportive and sensitive manner to enable participants to recognise when they or others are subject to such behaviour.  Support workers and support groups can also play a key role.  Protecting their clients from hateful behaviour is a vital part of support role and knowing how to report and who to report to underpins this support.

We will cover the following with you:

  • Explain what Hate Crime is
  • Explain some of the signs of victimisation
  • Explain why is it important
  • Explain how to get help and report

At the end of the session, you will have knowledge of:

  • Understand what Hate Crime is
  • Understand why it is important that we are all aware of it and what to do if we experience or witness a Hate Crime
  • Understand why it is relevant to them
  • Understand how to report and what to expect when they do

Course audience

Learning Disability groups and their support workers

Duration

2 hours

Method of Delivery

This can be delivered both online or face-face. This course is developed and presented by our team members who are experienced in the fields of Hate Crime and education.

The session is presented in an easy to understand and supportive format that could include small-group discussion, sharing of experience, and scenario-based learning as well as an opportunity to ask questions for follow-up either within the session or afterwards.

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries.

Free speech, Hate Speech and Social Media – what is lawful, what is appropriate and what is not?

Description

This course will explore the balance between the right to freedom of speech and other rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the context of the use and abuse of social media.

Objectives:

For learners to understand the significance of this issue, particularly in the context of Hate Crime legislation, and have an awareness that the exercise of our freedoms carries both responsibilities and potential consequences for communities and individuals.

Learners will:

  • Understand how the right to free speech is refined and restricted by other duties, responsibilities, and legislative and contractual obligations
  • Understand how opinions attitudes and prejudice are influenced and shaped by unconscious bias, media bias, fake news, etc.
  • Understand definitions of ‘Hate Crime’, ‘Protected characteristics’, and ‘Hate Speech’ as they relate to the online space.
  • Understand the impact of Hate Crime / Hate Speech upon individuals and communities
  • Understand the consequences of Hate Crime for the offender (including. sentence uplift and examples of prosecutions)
  • Be able to identify appropriate responses to Hate Speech encountered online, via reporting, counter-messaging, counter-narrative, blocking, etc.
  • Know where to seek further appropriate advice, support, and guidance

Course audience

General

Duration

3 hours

Method of Delivery

This can be delivered both online or face-face. In addition to formal presentation, delivery methods can include small group discussion, Q & A sessions, scenario-based learning, etc.

This course is developed and presented by our team members who are experienced in the fields of Hate Crime and the Online space

Please contact info@stophateuk.org for further enquiries.