New Charter launched to help tackle hate crime

Stockport Council have recently created a new Charter to demonstrate its commitment to ending Hate Crime.

In England and Wales, hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted because of hostility or prejudice in relation to: sex, ethnicity, disability, language, nationality, physical appearance, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Stockport has decided to implement the Charter In line with the Equality Act 2010, and to ensure partner agencies have an agreement between the partnership to work together, to eliminate crime and incidents of hate and harassment, and to act in a positive and proactive manner to eliminate discrimination and promote equality in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport.

Councillor Sheila Bailey, Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing at Stockport Council, said: “In Stockport we are serious about tackling hate crime and believe everyone deserves to live without fear and intimidation. Hate crime is a criminal offence and those who perpetrate it are criminals. This new charter provides a framework which can help our communities to live in harmony together.“

To view the charter go to https://www.stockport.gov.uk/hate-crime