The North Worcestershire Hate Incident Partnership aims to tackle all forms of hate crime and targeted harassment across North Worcestershire.
The Partnership has been established since July 2012 and includes representatives from a number of statutory, voluntary and community organisations including Redditch Borough Council, Bromsgrove District Council, Wyre Forest District Council, Local Registered Social Landlords, West Mercia Police, West Mercia Probation Trust, Youth Offending Teams and Victim Support.
The Partnership meets regularly to monitor reports received through the Hate Incident Reporting Scheme, discuss harassment cases that have been referred by local agencies and identify appropriate support to victims and witnesses. The Partnership also provides a forum for organisations to share best practice.
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A hate incident is defined as "any incident, which may or may not be a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate".
If you wish to report a non-criminal hate incident you can report it by completing one of the forms and submitting it in the appropriate way, calling the Police on 101 or reporting online at http://www.report-it.org.uk/home
There may be instances where hateful content you find online isn't considered illegal or prosecution isn’t pursued there are still steps you can take to have hateful content you find online removed from the internet, see link for further details.
You should always report a hate crime to the Police by calling 999 while a crime is taking place or 101 if it has taken place in the past.
North Worcestershire Hate Incident Partnership (NWHIP) recognise the importance of teaching young people how to report a hate incident / crime. Working with the schools, the NWHIP are able to educate young people around the effects of hate incidents/crimes on the victim.