Hate Crime Policy
1a. Is hate crime included in the councils current community safety plan?
No. Devon County Council does not have a separate community safety plan.
Devon has a two-tier system and this responsibility sits with the District Councils.
Devon County Council contributes to District plans through partnership meetings
1b. Does the council have a separate hate crime policy?
No. See 1a
1c. If no current plans are available – which year did the last plan end?
1d. Can you send a PDF copy of the above documents? email@example.com
Hate Crime Staffing
2a. Does the council have a designated hate crime lead/team?
2b. If 2a= yes, what is the name of the designated hate crime lead/team?
Dave Wright, (Designated Hate Crime lead) – firstname.lastname@example.org
2c. Does the council employ designated hate crime officer?
2d. If 2c = yes, how can we contact them?
Hate Crime Reporting
3a. Does the council facilitate hate crime reporting in its area?
Yes. Through work with Police, Community Safety Teams from the District Councils and community partners. We contribute to production of posters, campaigns (e.g. Zero Tolerance to Hate Crime campaign in 2016) and awareness raising events (e.g Exeter respect, Hate Crime Awareness Week)
3b. What methods of reporting does the council support?
* Direct to Police.
* Nationally via True Vision and Stop Hate UK
* Regionally through the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner’s Victim Care unit
* Locally through 3rd sector organisations such as PDREC (Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council) & the Intercom Trust (LGBT support organisation, Exeter based)
Hate Crime Resources
4a. Does the council have a designated page on its website for hate crime information?
4b. If 4a = yes – what is it’s URL website address?
4c. Does the council produce any hate crime materials (Posters, Leaflets, Cards, Campaign materials, training resources etc)?
No. However, we participate in partnership work with the Police and district councils which do produce hate crime materials
4d. If 4c = Yes – can you send us PDF copies of any of these resources? email@example.com
Please see LINK
Hate Crime Advocacy
5a. Does the council provide direct hate crime advocacy services to people affected by hate crime?
5b. If 5a = yes – how many hate crime advocates does the council employ?
5c. Does the council refer people affected by hate crime to external hate crime advocacy services?
Yes – via Victim Care Unit or direct referrals to 3rd sector support organisations e.g. Intercom, Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Commissioner
5d. If 5c = Yes, please can you provide a list of hate crime advocacy services that the council refers people to?
See list of organisations working with Victim Care Unit available at http://www.victimcaredevonandcornwall.org.uk/Victim-Support/
Hate Crime Funding
6a. How much did the council budget to tackle hate crime in 2017/18?
6b. How much did the council budget to tackle hate crime last year 2016/17?
6c. How much did the council budget to tackle hate crime in 2015/16?
6d. Can you provide a list of organisations funded by the council to tackle hate crime?
Working with Communities affected by hate crime
7a. Does the council facilitate or participate in a hate crime forum?
7b. If 7a = yes – what is the name of the hate crime forum?
Hate Crime Scrutiny Group
7c. if 7a = yes – how often does the hate crime forum meet?
7d. if 7a = yes – what other local authorities attend the meetings?
7e. If 7a = yes – what voluntary sector organisations are represented on the forum?
None on a regular basis but the agendas have a different thematic focus each time and relevant voluntary sector organisations are invited on this basis.
National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW
8a. Does the council intend to take part this year? (14th-21st October 2017)
8b. If 8a = yes – what is the council planning to do?
8c. Which years has the council taken part in #NHCAW? 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. 2016 (please check each year participated)
2014, 2015, 2016
8d. If the council has not participated in #NHCAW before – can you give us a reason why?