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Organisations that provide direct support around LGBT Hate Crime.
The National LGBT Hate Crime Partnership brings together 35 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) organisations from across England, Wales and Scotland. Delivered for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the partnership led by the LGBT Consortium aims to increase the reporting of Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Hate Crimes and incidents and improve the support available to those targeted.
To find out more visit the PROJECT OVERVIEW section.
Full details of the project are given in the sections below.
LGBT Consortium is facilitating a Partnership of 35 LGBT organisations across England, Wales and Scotland to develop a common programme to increase the overall opportunities for LGBT people to be able to report Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic hate crime building on existing mechanisms. It is important to note that the focus is not on introducing new services. The project is designed to build capacity and capability within existing service provision.
Working with our Lead Delivery Partner, Galop, we have carefully selected eight community-led work-streams, which cover the range and diversity of LGBT organisations working in the Partnership. This will enable them to provide the best support possible to LGBT people and communities dealing with hate crime.
Common themes are agreed at a national level, coordinated through a brand new National Framework Group. This group not only provides for LGBT sector input, but also provides a unique opportunity to non-LGBT organisations across all sectors to engage strategically with one central body, knowing it will gain access to the widest possible LGBT hate crime network.
All work will be nationally-led but primarily locally delivered. This means that the whole package of delivery will respond to local need and able to adapt to local environments. For example, rural areas and urban areas can use their local expertise and experience to translate the national resources into practical delivery. It will also enable those organisations working in areas with particular deprivation (e.g. rough sleepers) or under-reporting (e.g. trans communities) to collaborate on a local, regional and national level.
Some of our Partners are specialists in particular aspects of sexual orientation, gender identity or sex such as Bisexuality and Trans. Other Partners include different elements of these aspects such as Intersex and Queer/Questioning within their remit. Collectively, as a Partnership, we can draw on this experience where necessary. We are in no way implying that every Partner is expert in every aspect of sexual orientation, gender identity or sex.
This is a community-led project, delivered for the EHRC. It is running in parallel with Stop Hate UK’s separate project. The project is liaising with Stop Hate UK in order to avoid duplication of service provision.
The eight specific work-streams areas are outlined in the section below.
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