After the annual National Hate Crime Awareness Week took place in early October, we ran an informational workshop on hate crime as experienced by people from refugee backgrounds. The event, run in collaboration with WSREC, had a particular focus on racial and religious hate crimes and how to report them, and was attended by participants of our Weekend Club project for refugees and asylum seekers and those who are interested in supporting refugees.

The event began with an introduction to protected characteristics and definitions of hate crime and prejudice. The WSREC team also explained how to report hate crimes and about the support that their organisation can provide to victims of hate crime. Participants shared their own experiences of hate crime and prejudice and had the opportunity to ask the WSREC team questions.

Below is some of the key information shared at the session.

Reporting a Crime

  • To report a crime in an emergency, always phone 999
  • If it is not an emergency, you can report a crime through any of the following means:

Advice and Information

  • WSREC offer advice and information for anyone affected by discrimination or crime
  • To book a one-to-one appointment with one of their advisors, please contact or 0141 337 6626

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