Hate Crime Awareness Week 10-17 October

De La Salle - Safer Website Students from Haydock High and De la Salle Schools will be helping to fight prejudice by creating adverts for local radio station Wish FM that will air during this year's national Hate Crime Awareness Week (10 to 17 October).

The students' efforts are part of council-wide backing for the annual campaign that tackles hate crime issues by raising awareness of what hate crime is and how to respond to it. The council will be encouraging people to report hate crime and promoting local services and resources.

 Joe Garner - Safer WebsiteSt Helens residents are also being urged to go online and pledge their support for the St Helens No Place for Hate Crime. The more people who sign the pledge - the greater the local awareness of the issue.


To reinforce the aims and ideals of the campaign, the council will also be running adverts on social media and in the local press.

 Hate crime is defined as any offence against or incident that targets individuals, groups and communities because of who they are.

 It's an act motivated by someone's prejudice towards another person because of his or her age, disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief, or sexuality.

 Haydock High Safer Website

There are many different types of hate crime - including physical assault, damage to property, arson, graffiti, threats, verbal abuse, bullying and obscene telephone calls.

 And while victims of hate crime are often reluctant to report incidents - due to fear of repeat attacks - the council and its partners are urging everyone to take action whenever possible.

 To report hate crime call Stop Hate UK 0800 138 1625,

 www.stophateuk.org/talkor Merseyside Police on 101, www.merseyside.police.uk


To leave your message of support against hate crime in St Helens, visit: