Citizen Advice BCP Hate Crime Project

Citizens Advice Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole has launched a Hate Crime Project.

The aim of the project is to tackle extremism by ensuring there is a consistent approach to the services provided to victims of hate crime.

It will do this through the training of frontline workers, improving knowledge, supporting victims of hate crime by the Citizens Advice caseworkers and understanding through information sharing of all reporting agencies for example Dorset Police, Access Dorset and the Dorset Race Equality Council and by supporting those who experience hate crime.

Also, we will deliver training to children and young people in schools to create ambassadors to tackle bullying and hate crime in schools across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

After this one year project, we hope communities will be clear about what is considered a hate crime, know about how to effectively report it and be more proactively in challenging intolerance, hatred and prejudice.

We aim to achieve this by through effective sharing of information and developing the tools to ensure organisations can provide advice and guidance to victims of hate crime and tackle intolerance at its root.

Project Co-ordinator Ebi Sosseh said: “This is a really exciting project that Citizens Advice Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole is looking forward to getting our teeth into.

“We want to make sure all kinds of hate crime and discrimination is tackled head on and work with partners to centralise efforts in one place and better equip our advisers to help victims of hate crime.”

The project has been funded by the government’s Building a Stronger Britain Together Strategy to deliver the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s Hate Crime Project.

Citizens Advice Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole has launched a Hate Crime Project.

The aim of the project is to tackle extremism by ensuring there is a consistent approach to the services provided to victims of hate crime.

It will do this through the training of frontline workers, improving knowledge, supporting victims of hate crime by the Citizens Advice caseworkers and understanding through information sharing of all reporting agencies for example Dorset Police, Access Dorset and the Dorset Race Equality Council and by supporting those who experience hate crime.

Also, we will deliver training to children and young people in schools to create ambassadors to tackle bullying and hate crime in schools across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

After this one year project, we hope communities will be clear about what is considered a hate crime, know about how to effectively report it and be more proactively in challenging intolerance, hatred and prejudice.

We aim to achieve this by through effective sharing of information and developing the tools to ensure organisations can provide advice and guidance to victims of hate crime and tackle intolerance at its root.

Project Co-ordinator Ebi Sosseh said: “This is a really exciting project that Citizens Advice Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole is looking forward to getting our teeth into.

“We want to make sure all kinds of hate crime and discrimination is tackled head on and work with partners to centralise efforts in one place and better equip our advisers to help victims of hate crime.”

The project has been funded by the government’s Building a Stronger Britain Together Strategy to deliver the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s Hate Crime Project. To find out more, get in touch at 03444 111 444 or email [email protected]