Greenfields House is a reporting centre for Hate Crime

Greenfields House is a reporting centre for Hate Crime
30th September 2019 Amanda Bhavnani
Stop Hate UK

Essex Police have trained seven Greenfields staff members as Hate Crime Ambassadors, to receive reports of hate crime from victims or witnesses of hate incidents.

12 – 19 October is #HateCrimeAwarenessWeek. Hate crime is defined as an incident, typically involving violence, that is motivated by prejudice on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, or other grounds. Police figures show in 2017/18 that there were 94,098 offences recorded by the police in England and Wales.

Anyone is able to use our drop-in service, unless there is a health and safety risk. We provide a confidential area to interview victims and take reports; ensuring all information is stored in accordance with Data Protection requirements.

If a victim/witness does not consent to their personal details being disclosed to the police and partner agencies, then the report can be forwarded anonymously, obscuring personal and identifying details.

If there’s a risk of serious harm, information can be shared with Essex Police without consent.

To make a report, simply visit Greenfields House or call the Stop Hate helpline on 0800 138 1625.

Find out about reporting anti-social behaviour to us  by clicking on this link: Reporting anti-social behaviour