Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Service Partnership

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Brandon Trust is a member of the Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Service, which supports victims of hate crime and discrimination whilst also offering a conflict and resolution service. The partnership also provides training.

What is a hate crime?

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Hate crime is motivated by prejudice against a person because of their:

  • Ethnicity or race
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Religion or beliefs
  • Age

What can hate crime be?

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  • A physical attack like hitting
  • Name calling or bad gestures
  • Threats, harassment, or intimidation
  • Damage to property
  • Nasty letters, emails, texts, phone calls, social media messages etc.

Brandon Trust deals with disability hate crime and mate crime, as an aspect of disability hate crime – where someone with a learning disability is befriended for exploitation – and provides essential training on this subject.

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Training and awareness raising

Brandon delivers interactive training using drama. Three actors with learning disabilities or who are autistic, are employed for this work. We deliver training for professionals and 1:1 assertiveness training for people who are at risk of exploitation.

To book a workshop, please contact Sarah Howard on 07464 670364 or email sarah.howard@brandontrust.org

Watch our training video

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Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services

Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services is made up of these organisations:

If you have been a victim of, or witness to, a hate crime or discrimination, please report it and make your community safer!

For advice, further information, or to make a referral, visit the Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services website, or call free on 0800 171 2272.

In an emergency, call 999 and ask for the police.