A hate crime is any criminal offence or incident which is perceived by the victim, or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate, based on a person’s real or perceived race, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity. Hate crimes statistics across the UK are shocking, with a total of 52,028 crimes recorded in 2009 in which the offence was motivated by prejudice. These crimes can have a far more serious psychological effect on the victims and the communities they represent than many other crimes.
On completion of this Virtual College course learners will:
- Identify hate crimes and hate incidents and the different categories currently recognised by the law,
- Identify the impact on the individual, Understand the link between hate crime, hate incidents and safeguarding adults,
- Understand their role and responsibility to safeguarding individuals and to report hate crime and hate incidents.
Areas covered include:
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- The Five Categories of Hate Crime and Incidents
- Reporting Hate Crimes and Incidents
- Hate Crimes and Incidents and the Law
- Support Services and Summary
The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This course is aimed primarily at those working with vulnerable people in our communities however, the module is appropriate for anyone who wishes to increase their awareness of hate crime, and understand how to recognise and report hate crimes.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.