Awareness Session Programmes
Victim Support Cymru has been commissioned by the Welsh Government as the National Report and Support Centre for Hate Crime and Hate Incidents in Wales.
The National Service is set out in four categories:
- The National Third Party Reporting Centre for Hate Crimes and Incidents in Wales
- The Official Support provider for ALL Victims of Hate Crimes and Incidents in Wales
- To increase reporting of Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents in Wales
- To raise awareness of Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents in Wales
The data held by Victim Support Cymru feeds the Welsh Government Framework for Tackling Hate Crime, the All Wales Hate Crime Criminal Justice Board, the four Police Forces in Wales and the Local Authorities.
The Service is managed by Gareth Cuerden, All Wales Hate Crime Manager who can be contacted by email: Gareth.Cuerden@victimsupport.org.uk who will be able to inform you who your local Victim Support Hate Crime Caseworker is in addition to assisting you with local approaches to tackling hate crimes / incidents and increasing reporting.
Resources and information about hate crime and the National Service can be obtained by visiting:
To book a session please contact Gareth Cuerden directly, or contact your Local Government Community Cohesion Officer to arrange the session on your behalf.
We recommend due to the group activities contained within the session that no more than 18 delegates attend the awareness programme; and no less than 8 delegates attend.
The sessions are delivered by Victim Support Hate Crime Staff or Volunteers operating in Wales and as such the sessions are not accredited and the learning outcomes may differ depending on the operational experience and background of the facilitator.
The facilitators are not necessarily trainers, but are actively working in the Hate Crime sector, supporting victims of hate crime and hate incidents; and have an in-depth understanding to the issues victims face regarding hate crimes and hate incidents in Wales.