Have your say on hate crime with online focus groups

22/07/2020
Have your say on hate crime with online focus groups

Sandwell Council is hosting a series of online focus groups for people to have their say on tackling hate crime.

Sandwell Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Maria Crompton, said: "We want residents to let us know how the Council and partner organisations can continue to tackle hate crime. We want to hear their experiences of hate crime and for them to tell us how we can better provide support to victims."

Those interested in taking part can join one of the online focus groups being hosted between Tuesday 28 July and Friday 31 July.

Sign up now by emailing Community_SafetyTeam@sandwell.gov.uk

For more details of the sessions visit www.sandwell.gov.uk/hatecrimefocusgroups

Hate crime can take place anywhere and to anyone, whether it is face-to-face, on the phone, online or a verbal or physical confrontation.

Sandwell organisations are working closely together – and with the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner – to tackle hate crime.

People may be a victim of hate just because of:

who they are;

what they look like;

what they wear;

what they believe; or

who they love.

For information on how to report a hate crime, go to www.sandwell.gov.uk/hatecrime