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FOI 14552

National Hate Crime Freedom of Information Request 2017

Request


We are submitting this National Hate Crime Freedom of Information Request 2017 to every council in the United Kingdom, to ask what you are doing to tackle hate crime in your area.


Questions are organised into eight areas covering; policies, staffing, reporting, resources, advocacy, funding, working with communities affected by hate crime and participation in National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW.


The questions are listed below - although you may want to respond directly using the following link to a google form we have set up to collate responses;


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScopFxNRuXJ1ArFL2Kz_konJkPbQaKr02rFb_mTp1jDfywAyw/viewform


National Hate
Crime Freedom of Information Request Survey of Councils in the UK
docs.google.com




The outcome of this research will be shared with the Department of Communities
and Local Government, and key partners working across the hate crime sector.




Council Details

1. Name of Council
2. FOI Reference Number
3. Name of Person responding to FOI
4. UK Region council is located in.


Hate Crime Policy


1a Is hate crime included in the councils current community safety plan? Y/N


1b Does the council have a separate hate crime policy? Y/N


1c If no current plans are available - which year did the last plan end?


1d Can you send a PDF copy of the above documents? info@nationalhcaw.uk


Hate Crime Staffing


2a Does the council have a designated hate crime lead/team? Y/N


2b If 2a= yes, what is the name of the designated hate crime lead/team?


2c Does the council employ designated hate crime officer? Y/N


2d If 2c = yes, how can we contact them?


Hate Crime Reporting


3a Does the council facilitate hate crime reporting in its area? Y/N


3b What methods of reporting does the council support?


Hate Crime Resources


4a Does the council have a designated page on its website for hate crime information? Y/N


4b If 4a = yes - what is it's URL website address?


4c Does the council produce any hate crime materials (Posters, Leaflets, Cards, Campaign materials, training resources etc)? Y/N


4d If 4c = Yes - can you send us PDF copies of any of these resources? info@nationalhcaw.uk


Hate Crime Advocacy


5a Does the council provide direct hate crime advocacy services to people affected by hate crime? Y/N


5b If 5a = yes - how many hate crime advocates does the council employ?


5c Does the council refer people affected by hate crime to external hate crime advocacy services? Y/N


5d If 5c = Yes, please can you provide a list of hate crime advocacy services that the council refers people to?


Hate Crime Funding


6a How much did the council budget to tackle hate crime in 2017/18?


6b How much did the council budget to tackle hate crime last year 2016/17?


6c How much did the council budget to tackle hate crime in 2015/16?


6d Can you provide a list of organisations funded by the council to tackle hate crime?


Working with Communities affected by hate crime


7a Does the council facilitate or participate in a hate crime forum? Y/N


7b If 7a = yes - what is the name of the hate crime forum?


7c if 7a = yes - how often does the hate crime forum meet?


7d if 7a = yes - what other local authorities attend the meetings?


7e If 7a = yes - what voluntary sector organisations are represented on the forum?


National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW


8a Does the council intend to take part this year? (14th-21st October 2017) Y/N Maybe?


8b If 8a = yes - what is the council planning to do?


8c Which years has the council taken part in #NHCAW? 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. 2016 (please check each year participated)


8d If the council has not participated in #NHCAW before - can you give us a reason why?


End of National Hate Crime Freedom of Information Request 2017




Response

Council Details

1. Name of Council: Brentwood Borough Council

2. FOI Reference Number: 14552

3. Name of Person responding to FOI: Kim Anderson

4. UK Region council is located in: Brentwood, Essex

Hate Crime Policy

1a Is hate crime included in the councils current community safety plan? Y

1b Does the council have a separate hate crime policy? N

1c If no current plans are available - which year did the last plan end?

1d Can you send a PDF copy of the above documents? info@nationalhcaw.uk

Hate Crime Staffing

2a Does the council have a designated hate crime lead/team? N

2b If 2a= yes, what is the name of the designated hate crime lead/team?

2c Does the council employ designated hate crime officer? N

2d If 2c = yes, how can we contact them?

Hate Crime Reporting

3a Does the council facilitate hate crime reporting in its area? Y

3b What methods of reporting does the council support? www.report-it.org.uk & 101

Hate Crime Resources

4a Does the council have a designated page on its website for hate crime information? Y

4b If 4a = yes - what is it's URL website address? http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/index.php?cid=2827

4c Does the council produce any hate crime materials (Posters, Leaflets, Cards, Campaign materials, training resources etc)? N – only promotes existing ones

4d If 4c = Yes - can you send us PDF copies of any of these resources? info@nationalhcaw.uk

Hate Crime Advocacy

5a Does the council provide direct hate crime advocacy services to people affected by hate crime? N

5b If 5a = yes - how many hate crime advocates does the council employ?

5c Does the council refer people affected by hate crime to external hate crime advocacy services? N

5d If 5c = Yes, please can you provide a list of hate crime advocacy services that the council refers people to?

Hate Crime Funding

6a How much did the council budget to tackle hate crime in 2017/18? Existing resources

6b How much did the council budget to tackle hate crime last year 2016/17? Existing resources

6c How much did the council budget to tackle hate crime in 2015/16? Existing resources

6d Can you provide a list of organisations funded by the council to tackle hate crime? none

Working with Communities affected by hate crime

7a Does the council facilitate or participate in a hate crime forum? N

7b If 7a = yes - what is the name of the hate crime forum?

7c if 7a = yes - how often does the hate crime forum meet?

7d if 7a = yes - what other local authorities attend the meetings?

7e If 7a = yes - what voluntary sector organisations are represented on the forum?

National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW

8a Does the council intend to take part this year? (14th-21st October 2017) Maybe

8b If 8a = yes - what is the council planning to do? An engagement day in a public area/high street

8c Which years has the council taken part in #NHCAW? 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. 2016 (please check each year participated) unsure, the council try to tweet advice and support external agencies in regards to Hate Crime

8d If the council has not participated in #NHCAW before - can you give us a reason why?