Disability hate crime webinar, info stand, hidden disabilities and more.
Barnet Council have are working with 11 local community organisations, including Inclusion Barnet, to support Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021.
According to government statistics there were 8,469 hate crimes against disabled people reported in 2019-2020 in England and Wales. Where there is intersectionality, disabled people who also identify as one of the other eleven protected groups (race, sexuality etc) further disadvantage and discrimination is experienced. If you have been a victim of hate crime or would like to find out more information about what is happening in Barnet to raise awareness and protect the safety of vulnerable people in the borough why not join one of the events listed below or visit one of the information stands next week.
Here’s a summary of events taking place across the borough during the week of 11 to 15 October 2021.
Join Mencap’s Disability Hate Crime Webinar:
Barnet Mencap invites you to join an online workshop for health and social care professionals, key workers, volunteers and carers, supporting disabled people in Barnet.
Tuesday 12th October at 11.30am on Microsoft Teams.
Visit one of four Hate Crime Reporting and Information Stands across the borough where you can:
- sign Up to become a Hate Crime Reporting Champion
- join the Barnet Safe Places Scheme
- register to become a SAFE PLACE
- collect your Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard
About the campaign in Barnet
This year the Hate Crime Awareness Week campaign in Barnet, hosted by the local authority, is focusing on making Barnet a SAFE COMMUNITY for all and they are launching the Barnet Safe Places Scheme. This is a network of safe places across the borough where people can get help if they feel unsafe, anxious or threatened when out in the community. They will also be raising awareness of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard which disabled people and people with medical or health conditions can wear to indicate that they might need some support, space or additional time when accessing services and facilities.
No one deserves to be targeted with abuse because of their disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, race, religion or national origin. The Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime Project aims to show people that we will not let hate crime escalate in Barnet.
Find out more information about what the local authority is doing to tackle hate crime in Barnet below.