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Welcome to the Stop Hate in Norfolk web pages, a resource for everyone who wants to work towards tackling Hate in Norfolk.

What is the Stop Hate in Norfolk Protocol?

The Stop Hate in Norfolk Protocol aims to create a common standard for tackling hate crime/incidents across Norfolk.

It sets out how different organisations in Norfolk – whether public, private, voluntary or community – will work together, to make it easier for residents to report hate incidents and crime.

Any organisation in Norfolk can adopt the Protocol.

You can download the protocol below:

Stop Hate in Norfolk Protocol 2017-2021

Stop Hate in Norfolk Protocol


What is a hate incident/crime?

Hate incidents/crime can take many forms, some more obvious than others. Although physical violence, verbal abuse, damage to property and graffiti are common, other forms of hate incidents are on the increase. For example:

  • Instances where vulnerable people are befriended to be exploited known as ‘Mate Crime’. There may be safeguarding implications with this form of hate incident.
  • Internet hate crime is becoming increasingly common, especially with younger and vulnerable people, and can include anything from hate mail and texts to posting hate material on social media.

A hate incident/crime is any incident/crime that is motivated by hostility, prejudice or hate on the grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity.

What is Third Party Reporting?

Often, victims of hate incidents are not confident to report hate incidents to the Police, or they may not think it is important. Some people – particularly those with care and support needs - do not recognise that they have been the victim of a hate incident.

Third Party Reporting is simply where staff or volunteers in different organisations across Norfolk are trained to take a hate incident report on behalf of a victim or witness. You can download the reporting policy template here.

Contact us

Neil Howard - Norfolk County Council - [email protected]
Equality and Accessibility Officer
Equality and Diversity Team

Julie Inns - Norfolk Constabulary - [email protected] 
Temporary Equality & Diversity Manager

Free training on hate incident reporting, for staff, volunteers and residents

FREE training on hate incident reporting

Would you like to find out more about how to recognise hate incidents and how to make a report? This FREE online e-learning training is to help you, your friends and family or colleagues to find out about hate incidents, have the confidence to identify or report a hate incident and know about  Stop Hate in Norfolk (SHiN), Norfolk’s response to hate incidents and crimes.

This FREE e-learning is aimed at supporting partner organisations, community groups, volunteers and residents who wants to better understand how they can respond to hate incidents, become a 3rd party reporting place and how hate incidents relate to safeguarding.

Click here to access the e-learning package: Tackling Hate Together