Introduction

GCRP works with minority ethnic communities across all protected characteristics to increase awareness of – and challenge – hate crime and discrimination.

Main Aims of Project

This project aims to:

  • Support minority ethnic communities to challenge hate crime and discrimination through an advocacy service;

  • Increase awareness and understanding of how to challenge hate crime and discrimination through workshops and training.

Target Audience

Minority ethnic communities across all protected characteristics.

What We Do

GCRP (Hate Crime) provides advice, assistance and advocacy in relation to hate crime and discrimination. It aims to advance a clearly articulated evidence-based case as early as possible in order to avoid the need for legal proceedings or to provide a strong foundation in the event that legal proceedings become necessary.

Examples of support include:

  • providing advice about hate crime and discrimination;

  • facilitating multi-agency meetings to seek resolutions;

  • drafting complaints and pre-action correspondence based on prohibited conduct under the Equality Act 2010;

  • presenting cases at hearings.

In addition we actively participate in the Scottish Alliance Against Prejudice and Hate Crime (SAAPaHC), the Hate Crime Working Group (HCWG) and the Third Party Reporting Network.

Funded By

Project Staff

Ben Williams
Ben WilliamsProject Co-ordinator