Hate Crime Hotline

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2592
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Anti-hate crime practitioners have stated that communities feel more comfortable when they are victims of a hate crime to report the issue to a trusted agency within that community. What measures are MOPAC putting into place to ensure that the proposed hate crime hotline will not discourage people from BAME communities reporting hate crime?

Answer

Answer for Hate Crime Hotline

Answer for Hate Crime Hotline

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I fully support the principle of third party reporting and directly fund such services through a number of community-specific organisations, e.g. Galop and the Community Security Trust, and I commend the excellent work that they do. 

The hate crime third-party reporting telephone service, which was welcomed by many who responded to the consultation on my Hate Crime Reduction Strategy, will increase the opportunities for hate crime victims to report incidents and to access support to help them to cope and recover.  I am sure you will agree that this will be a positive development and MOPAC officers are actively engaging with existing providers to ensure the new service complements existing provision.