Tackling hate and prejudice – Stop Hate in Norfolk

Everyone in Norfolk deserves to feel cared for, respected and equal.

The Stop Hate in Norfolk Protocol is a resource for everyone who wants to help tackle hate and prejudice in Norfolk. It aims to create a common standard for tackling hate incidents in Norfolk and sets out how organisations can make it easier for people to report hate incidents. Staff and volunteers can also report incidents on behalf of victims or witnesses who may not be confident to report themselves.

Any organisation in Norfolk can adopt the Protocol.

Download the Stop Hate in Norfolk Protocol

We encourage anyone who has been victim of a hate incident or who has witnessed one to report it to the Police straightaway.

What is a hate incident?

A hate incident is any incident which the victim, or anyone else, believes is based on someone’s prejudice towards them because of their:

  • Age
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Sex
  • Another part of their identity

What forms can a hate incident take?

Although physical violence, threats, 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’
  • Internet hate crime is becoming increasingly common and can include anything from hate mail and texts to posting hate material on social media

Reporting hate incidents

You can report a hate incident any time to Norfolk Constabulary: