Community Gateway will not tolerate hate motivated acts of violence and intimidation against residents and colleagues. We will do everything we can to help those who are being subjected to hate crime.
We recognise the vulnerability of certain members of the community and work in partnership with the police and other agencies to prevent all forms of hate crime. Community Gateway encourages anyone who is the victim of, or witness to, hate crime to report it immediately. This is vital to ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
If you are affected by any type of hate crime, or you have witnessed someone else being affected by it, you can make an initial complaint to us, irrespective of whether you are a CGA tenant.
You can report hate crime to us using any of the following methods.
- Call 0800 953 0213 (option 5)
- Email email@example.com
Further information on how we deal with hate crime can be found in our Hate Crime Reporting Leaflet
Hate crime has no place in our community, and we will continue to work and support our tenants and wider community members to ensure our neighbourhoods are a safe and inclusive place for all.
What is Hate Crime?
Hate crime is any criminal offence committed against a person or property that is motivated by someone’s prejudice or hatred towards their victim. A hate incident may not be a crime as defined by law, but the perpetrators’ actions are hostile and intended to cause offence or hurt.
Hate crimes and incidents can also be directed at whole communities – for example desecration of graveyards, vandalism of places of worship, offensive graffiti in public places, or acts of terrorism.
Examples of hate crime include:
- Malicious complaints
- Verbal abuse
- Leaflets, pamphlets and other written material
- Damage or threats of damage to property
- Threatening behaviour
- Any act or omission calculated to interfere with someone's peace or comfort
Hate Crime reporting centre
We are proud that Community Gateway are officially one of the third-party hate crime reporting centres.
This enables you to report any concerns or complaints for any type of hate crimes or hate incidents to us directly. If requested, we will take appropriate action and, more importantly, we will send the information to the police, either for monitoring purposes or for their involvement. All our colleagues from the Tenancy Management team have been trained to help victims and witnesses to submit a report to the police.
You can find a list of other third party reporting centres here.
How to report Hate Crime
If hate crime is reported together we can take action to deal with it. By reporting incidents you may be able to prevent these crimes happening to someone else.
We take any incidents of hate crime seriously and investigate all reports. If the offenders are CGA tenants, we will take swift and appropriate action in accordance with our anti-social behaviour policy and with the complainant’s permission, refer the matter to the police.
We will treat any information you give us in the strictest confidence.
You can report hate crime using any of the following methods.
- Call 999 in an emergency, particularly if an incident is happening or has just happened.
- Call us on 0800 953 0213 (option 5)
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Report the crime to the police on 101 or by visiting www.lancashire.police.uk/contact-us/how-do-i-report-a-crime/ or to True Vision https://www.report-it.org.uk/