National Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place from
10th – 17th October this year.

What is a hate crime?

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:

  • disability
  • race or ethnicity
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • transgender identity

Reporting hate crime is important

Hate crimes and incidents hurt; they can be confusing and frightening.

By reporting them when they happen to you, you may be able to prevent these incidents from happening to someone else. You will also help the police understand the extent of hate crime in your local area so they can better respond to it.

When you report Hate Crimes, you are making a bigger difference than you may think. It helps you get support. It helps us make your local area safer.

Reporting makes a difference – to you, your friends, and your life.

Leep1 are holding a special event during Hate Crime Awareness Week. We are inviting anyone from support services, learning disabled adults and carers to join us on Zoom to meet three police officers from the West Yorkshire Hate Crime Unit.
You will learn how to report hate crime and raise any issues or make suggestions to improve services.

Please go to Eventbrite to book a place: