Blue Star House – Venue Hate Crime Champion

Blue Star House

Blue Star House, Stockwell Road, Brixton

Kim Golson has become our new Venue Hate Crime Champion at Blue Star House in Brixton.

We had a meeting this morning (24th Nov), to outline the purpose of the role and how to access information on the Lambeth Hate Crime Blog.

Venue Hate Crime Champions;

  • Act as a single point of contact for their organisation (or part of their organisation).
  • Be trained how to access hate crime information on the Lambeth Hate Crime Blog.
  • Receive regular updates (Hate Crime information packs 3 times a year – early December, April and July).
  • Share information with colleagues/clients when and where appropriate (passing round leaflets/displaying posters).
  • Signposting people to the hate crime support that is available via the Lambeth Hate Crime Blog.

They may also;

  • Participate in any of the hate crime working groups; Disability, Race, LGBT and Faith. Either in person or via social networking sites like Yammer.
  • Have occasional meetings with the Lambeth Hate Crime Prevention Coordinator and other Venue Hate Crime Champions.
  • Advise on how the scheme can be further developed.

After the meeting we took a look around Blue Star House to see where hate crime information could be displayed and made plans to raise awareness in the building.

Lambeth Staff can get involved in discussions about tackling hate crime in the borough by joining the on-line Yammer discussion groups.

If anyone else is interested in becoming a Venue Hate Crime Champion please get in touch with Mark – email below.

Monday 7th December

The Lambeth Hate Crime Stall will be on the 4th Floor in Room 04:01 on Monday 7th December bewteen 13:00 to 15:00. Mark and Kim will be distributing Lambeth Hate Crime Reporting Cards to staff in the building and Mark will be available to answer any questions about the hate crime work that is being carried out in the borough.

For more information about the Venue Hate Crime Champion scheme please contact Mark Healey at Lambeth Council mhealey1@lambeth.gov.uk

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