News Flash: Find out about our recent One Voice celebration of cultural diversity which took place on Thursday 21 May.
ABOUT ONE VOICE
Brighton & Hove Council facilitates One Voice meetings with community activists and representatives from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities in the area. The One Voice programme is based on empowering communities by ensuring positive media messages on local BME communities, developing community resilience against extremism, ensuring joint working to support cohesion and integration and facilitating these communities to come together to celebrate shared values around promoting inclusion, pluralism and partnership working.
From One Voice meetings, participants stated that they required training in two key areas. These included understanding systems and processes around reporting in hate incidents and crimes and the second training was focussed on countering Islamophobia. Brighton & Hove responded by working with Faith Matters to provide training with over 30 people from diverse communities attending. The training was part of the work of the One Voice programme and the Racial Harassment Forum.
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If you are interested in taking part in future training sessions on reporting in hate incidents and crimes and on Islamophobia, please contact Nahida on Nahida.Shaikh@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk
TRAINING UPDATE MAY 2015
Community Activists and Campaigners in Brighton and Hove Receive Training on Reporting In Hate Crimes and Understanding Legal Frameworks
As part of the Ongoing ‘One Voice’ Work programme, community activists and campaigners in Brighton and Hove received training on how to report in hate incidents and crimes. The training also provided participants with an overview and basic understanding of the legal frameworks that are available to police forces and the Crown Prosecution Service in taking action in relation to hate statements, whether made on-line or at a street level.
The 3 hours training was organised by the Partnership Community Safety Team of Brighton and Hove Council and had been suggested as a requirement by participants in the One Voice programme.
The event was attended by 17 individuals from the community and voluntary sector, as well as some staff members from Brighton and Hove Council. The training has been provided as part of a series of training packages so as to upskill individuals from the community and voluntary sector and those from the local authority.
The main aim of the One Voice programme has been based on empowering communities by ensuring positive media messages on Black and Minority Ethnic communities, developing community resilience against extremism, ensuring joint working to support cohesion and integration, and facilitating these communities to come together to celebrate shared values around promoting inclusion, pluralism and partnership working.
Speaking about the training, participants stated the following:
“I feel like I am leaving with a good depth of knowledge on this subject”,
“The training will help us understand and better explain to victims what is the result of reporting and what happens after reporting”,
“The training will help to encourage reporting (of hate incidents)”,
If you would like any further information on the training provided within the One Voice programme of work, please contact Nahida on Nahida.Shaikh@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk