Hate Crime Week 7-13 October 2019
NHSGGC prides itself on being able to meet the often complex care needs of our diverse communities. Sadly, some of these needs come from daily exposure to hate crime, carried out because of prejudice based on race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
In October we promote Hate Crime Awareness Week (7-13 October) and ask staff to remember the importance of being vigilant and report any incidents that might undermine the unity of our workforce, the safety of our colleagues and the trust of our patients.
Alastair Low, planning manager with our Equality and Human Rights team, said: “As a care provider, we are in a unique position to sensitively support our patients to disclose and treat the health consequences of hate crime. We continue to place an emphasis on working with victims to help them report directly to either Police Scotland or through the many third party reporting centres available.”
If you experience or witness an incident motivated by prejudice, we encourage you to report it to the police. You can report a non-emergency incident to the police:
• By calling 101
• Through the online hate crime reporting form on the Police Scotland website: www.scotland.police.uk/hate-crime/
For more general information visit our hate crime pages at: www.nhsggc.scot.nhs.uk/hatecrime
There’s no room for complacency. If you see it or hear it, please report it, and help make NHSGGC a better place for everyone.